For two-time cancer survivor Sean Swarner, nothing’s impossible. Not even the Explorers Grand Slam.
by Kaylene Chadwell
(Photo by Igor Kropotov)
When Sean Swarner officially reached the geographic North Pole on April 11. It was a little anti-climatic because there was nothing there, not even a pole, due to the floating Arctic ice, but when he pulled out the Flag of Hope, he dropped to his hands and knees then “wept like a baby.” “I think this is the first trip where it wasn’t about the journey,” he said. “It actually was about the destination. Everest was, ‘Enjoy the moment.’ Kilimanjaro was ‘Enjoy the people.’
Completing the Explorers Grand Slam, which includes climbing the highest mountain on every continent and trekking to the North and South Poles, would be an impressive feat for anyone to accomplish. But for someone like Sean Swarner – a two-time cancer survivor with only one functioning lung, who was twice told he had only weeks to live, and who once spent almost an entire year in a medically induced coma – you’d think that achievement would be all but impossible. That is, if you didn’t know Sean. His whole life has been about defying the odds.
At age 13, Sean was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma. He was told he had only months to live, but he made a full recovery. Then, when he was 16, his doctors discovered an Askin tumor on his right lung. This time, they told him he had just 14 days to live. Once again, he defied statistics. He’s believed to be the only person to ever be diagnosed with both types of cancer.
“It was miserable, but it was unbelievable. When I got there, I collapsed on my hands and knees, and I cried like a baby.”
“Cancer, I’ll be honest, was one of the worst things that ever happened to me,” Sean shares in a recent interview with Coping. “But in the same breath, I’ll say it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.”
Reaching the North Pole in April, two-time cancer conqueror Sean Swarner became the first cancer survivor to complete the Explorers Grand Slam. And he did it with only one functioning lung. Photo by Corbin Johnston
You might say that overcoming such incredible odds at a young age gave Sean the tenacity to take on challenges many would deem impossible. For instance, Sean became the first cancer survivor to summit Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, in 2002. But he didn’t stop there. By 2008, he had completed the Seven Summits, reaching the highest peak on each of the seven continents. And just last month, 15 years after his first Everest summit, he became the first cancer survivor to complete the Explorers Grand Slam.
At 42 years old, Sean concluded the last leg of the Grand Slam in April – a trek of more than 100 miles to the North Pole. “I got up to the North Pole after seven or eight days of -40° temperatures with the wind chill at -80°,” Sean explains. “Humans are not designed to live and survive in climates like that. It was miserable, but it was unbelievable.
On all of his treks and summits, Sean carries a “Flag of Hope,” emblazoned with names of people touched by cancer.
On his hike to the North Pole, not only was Sean pulling a full sled of supplies through the harsh arctic conditions, but he also carried a “Flag of Hope,” emblazoned with 1,960 names of people touched by cancer. “At the bottom of the flag, it said, ‘Dedicated to all those affected by cancer in this small world. Keep climbing,’” he shares. “The flag was in the sled most of the time, and there were so many times when I was getting tired of just pulling this thing. And I realized that whenever I was getting tired of pulling the sled, it almost felt like those people who were with me were pushing me.”
Those people – all the names on his flag – were part of a fundraising campaign for several nonprofit organizations. Before Sean set out for the North Pole, he asked for $5 donations through his CrowdRise fundraising page from anyone who wanted to add a survivor’s name to his flag, either a loved one’s or their own. He’s left similar flags on each of the Seven Summits, as well as at the South Pole.
Get Out There and
“Life is too precious and short, so get out there and go explore. Take advantage of the second opportunity, the second chance, the second life that we [cancer survivors] have. Don’t be afraid to take chances and try things that you may have been scared to do before but now you have a second lease on life. Go out there and do something.” – Sean Swarner
And if carrying out the incredible feat of trekking to the North Pole to complete the Explorers Grand Slam, all while raising money for childhood cancer survivors, wasn’t enough, Sean had one more surprise ready when he reached the Pole. He called his girlfriend from a satellite phone and asked her to marry him. She said yes. “Maybe my next big adventure is going to be marriage,” he says with a laugh.
Sean has an undeniable thirst for life and adventure. No matter what comes his way, he somehow manages to defy the odds and inspire others. He says, “I wake up every morning, and I actually tell myself, there’s nothing I can do about yesterday. Yesterday is the past. Tomorrow might never come, so no matter what happens, today is the best day ever.”
At 42 years old, Sean concluded the last leg of the Grand Slam – a trek of more than 100 miles to the North Pole. Photo by Igor Kropotov
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Sean’s list of accomplishments doesn’t stop with climbing and trekking. He completed Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, cofounded The CancerClimber Association, the author of Keep Climbing: How I Beat Cancer and Reached the Top of the World. He is a motivational speaker, having spoken around the world for corporations, cancer charities, and hospitals, and is a performance and life coach.
Sean Swarner is a man who has made a life out of defying the odds. When he was told not once but twice that he was dying from cancer, he refused to give in. At Mount Everest, where no one thought a cancer survivor with one functioning lung could summit, Swarner did. And now he’s become the first cancer survivor to complete the Explorers Grand Slam — climbing the seven summits and traversing the last degree to both of the poles. And if that wasn’t enough, he also completed Ironman Hawaii. We caught up with Swarner to hear about his story, find out what’s next, and see what advice he might have for us.
I was healthy until I was 13 years old, showing no signs of illness. I was playing a game of basketball with my eighth-grade friends at school when I came down from a layup and landed awkwardly, damaging my knee. That caused my whole body to swell up over night in reaction to the injury. I looked like the Pillsbury Doughboy. The doctors started to try and figure out what was wrong, because that should have never happened. What they discovered was shocking. My parents and I were told that I had stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and I was given three months to live.
I was too young to really understand what was going on, what death really meant. So I decided that I was going to fight it, and it would not win. I wouldn’t allow it to. I really think that my youthful naiveté helped me. I went through one full year of chemotherapy. My body swelled up, I lost all my hair and was sick a lot. But whenever I felt good, my parents pushed me to be a normal kid. I played soccer, ran around, and goofed off whenever possible. Finally it went into remission.
When did the next cancer arrive?
Two years later, when I went in for an annual checkup, they found my next cancer… Askin’s sarcoma, located in the lining of my right lung, just under the ribs. It was bad enough that the same day they aspirated it to perform a biopsy, and they decided they had to crack my chest open and take out the tumor. When I awoke I was told I had a 6 percent chance of survival and was given 14 days to live. I was only 16 years old. The crazy part is the two cancers are unrelated. As far as I know I am the only person to ever be diagnosed with both of these cancers.
What was treatment for that cancer like?
After that first batch of chemotherapy, I underwent a month of aggressive radiation treatments. That destroyed my right lung’s capability to function. I can breathe and it fills up, but it does not transfer oxygen to my body. The radiation was the only time I remember from the entire year of treatment… Right before my 17th birthday, I was declared clean. It was over. I had spent four years fighting cancer.
So, naturally, you decided to climb Mount Everest.
It was in graduate school in 2001 that I decided I wanted to do something different. I wanted to use my experience to do something positive, to effect a change. I realized that I had been given a second or third lease on life, depending how you look at it.
I wanted to do something incredible to help others caught up in cancer. So I decided to climb Mount Everest, something no cancer survivor had ever done yet. I dropped out of school and moved to Colorado with my brother Seth, and pitched a tent in Estes Park.
The two of us had no real experience and barely any money. I would climb Long’s Peak once a week with a backpack loaded with 100 pounds of rocks. In between I would reach out to anyone who would sponsor me. My office was a payphone in the campground, then when it became cold and we moved indoors, a payphone at the library. My parents were not happy with me. They said, “We did not get you through two cancers just for you to go kill yourself on a chunk of rock and ice.” They supported me, but did not agree with my plan.
What did it take to actually get there?
I sold everything I had, any funds that were set aside for me for later in life I cashed in, and I begged everyone for cash. Seven months before I was to be in Nepal, I was in New York City to present my project to the board of the Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Campaign. I was a finalist.
When I was in the bathroom waiting my turn, someone came in and told me that America had just been attacked. We all went outside and saw the twin towers burning, and then collapsing. It was mind-numbing. It made me realize yet again how short life can be, how nothing is assured. They canceled our presentations and ended up splitting the pot with all of the finalists. That money was huge but I still faced one big problem: Not one guide company would take me on as a client. It’s understandable looking back now.
I did not have much climbing experience — the highest I had ever been was Mount Elbert in Colorado at 14,400 feet (Mount Everest is over twice that high). I barely had enough money to even get there, and most importantly I only had one functioning lung. Every single company told me it was physiologically impossible for me to get above Camp 2 at 21,000 feet. They said it could not be done and did not want the burden of dealing with me. I finally managed to hitch onto the National Geographic permit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first successful summit of the mountain. I was not part of their team, only on their permit, but was on my own with one cook, two Sherpa, and my brother. That was my complete team.
How were you able to make it up the mountain with so little experience?
I fully believe in the mind-body connection. I think that the mind gives up long before the body ever would. Every night I went to bed [and] visualized myself reaching the summit, and I attached all of my feelings to that. If you don’t have an emotional attachment to something then what’s to drive you when things get tough? If you don’t believe something is possible, then it’s not. On the mountain things got hard, but I just kept moving forward. In my mind I was still back in Colorado climbing the peaks. All I had to do was keep focusing on moving upward. And then suddenly, I was there.
So you reached the highest point on the planet. Then what?
Once I made it back down I realized I wanted to continue to use my journey to inspire others. I had started my non-profit, the Cancer Climber Association, while I was training in Colorado, so I thought the best way to continue the work was to climb the rest of the Seven Summits. I would be the first cancer survivor to ever accomplish that. I had proven myself on Everest, so fundraising was easier, and I was approached by some sponsors. Over the next six years I knocked out Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Elbrus in Europe, Aconcagua in South America, the Vinson Massif in Antarctica, Mount Kosciuszko in Australia, and finally Denali in North America. It took me three attempts to make it to the top of Denali.
While training for the summits I decided to try for an Ironman. It seemed like a good way to stay in shape. Finishing Ironman Hawaii in 2008 was one of the hardest things I had ever done. Once I had finished that, I decided to complete the Explorers Grand Slam to also be the first cancer survivor to ever accomplish that, too.
There was a lot of fundraising to get to the poles — they are not cheap — but eventually I did it. In 2015 I made it to the South Pole, and this year I made it to the North Pole.
That’s an impressive list. Where do you go from here?
Jokingly I tell my friends that I should reach out to Richard Branson or Elon Musk and see if I could go into space next. That would be great. I think I am going to take a break and focus on telling my story to others. I have learned so much about life over these last 15 years, and even before when I was battling cancer.
I have seen my own mortality, I have seen death many times and it’s not a pretty sight. People need to realize what we all have that’s good and start talking, to start building bridges. Life is short, stop bitching and start living a life that makes a difference.
What’s your advice for someone trying to overcome a seemingly impossible obstacle?
You have to redefine your impossible. You have to believe it before you see it. Like I said earlier, you have to have an emotional attachment to the end result. When something puts itself in your way, you have to react, but before you even have an action, a couple of things must happen first. You will have an initial thought and an emotional attachment to it, and based on those, you have an action. If your first initial thought is that it’s not possible, then you’ll be overwhelmed, and your action will be lethargic. You won’t do anything. If you are able to change your perspective and make your initial thought one along the lines of, “I want this, I will overcome this,” then your emotional attachment is good and you will succeed. You have to learn how to change how you see things.
In 2006, when I was going through severe depression stemming from grief cause by my father end stage terminal battle. When that person says, ‘battling cancer is 100 times worse than fighting WWII” that puts cancer perspective.
I went to The Shrine in Carey Ohio. Prayed the rosary and came away with the vision for this website. My vision to have a website that one can scroll through and find answer to cancer through research and experiencefromcancer survivors. I believe with this type of awareness and support the grief during a family member’s illness …. beginning, during and in the aftermath is easier to overcome.
When I initially put this website on the internet back on December 21st 2011 the first thing everybody wanted to know was how to pronounce the weird name?
One beginning thought: Empaths are highly sensitive to the energy that emanates from everything that exists in the Universe. When we enhanceourabilities and easily understand how energy works we naturally pick up on past, present and future intentions, motivations, thoughts, emotions and feelings. When we acknowledge and accept that we are conduits of energy we can then channel all energies so that they fluidly flows through us.
What I realized through my research is a widening health gap in part to low self-esteem that causes people react adversely to the stresses.
High rates of cancer, substance abuse and hypertension are linked to such self-defeating behavior as overreacting to a perceived threat, poor eating habits, and self-medication with drugs and alcohol for depression, the experts say.
”When you get right down to it, many of our problems can be traced to poor self-esteem, We live in an intensely narcissistic society that teaches us to hate ourselves, and some of us do. But we are studying some of these issues and coming up with solutions.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-6z4JzDAA
The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to move ahead grow up, to achieve, to conquer… so love yourself Xoxo ♡♡
When we are capable of Loving ourselves. We are then able to intuitively and intelligently decode the information within the energy, which allows us to identify, process, transmute and ultimately transform harmful energies. Humans, along with everything that exists, are constantly vibrating and our vibrations each have their own unique signature.
Our intuition and inner knowing, also known as a sixth sense, allow us to easily recognize and decode these energetic signatures. When we enhance our abilities and easily understand how energy works we naturally pick up on past, present and future intentions, motivations, thoughts, emotions and feelings. This also enables us to naturally and effectively heal ourselves.
comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
“she sought solace in her religion”
comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief
“they found solace in each other”
verb: solace; 3rd person present: solaces; past tense: solaced; past participle: solaced; gerund or present participle: solacing
give solace to.
comfort, console, cheer, support, soothe, calm
“she was solaced with tea and sympathy”
This time last year my whole world was turned upside down! I was told the cancer had spread into my right lung, all my bones, spine, skull. I was devastated.
Th…ey weren’t sure if it was in my brain. I remember my friend Amanda Bowen asking me “do you feel confused?”
I replied “Amanda I have felt confused all my life!”
Oh how we laughed and laughed! 🤣
Thank God my brain was clear and I actually have one
It opened up a HUGE new chapter for me in my life HUGE
That is when you all stepped in and supported me and donated funds for me to travel to Germany for lifesaving treatments.
My birth family abandoned me, telling me to have chemo and stop being ridiculous. They refused to donate to my fund yet strangers helped me! I was told to stay in UK and die gracefully with allopathic medicine.
Yes it hurt and even more deeply the fact that they couldn’t accept my feelings wishes or even who I am.
I have never fitted in and I guess that was the final blow! But I have forgiven them and even though there is no contact I have written to them to say how I am and all is good! Huge lessons but love heals every broken heart and mind.
I went to Germany in a wheel chair and came home riding a bike three weeks later.
This year has been incredible, powerful and AMAZING.
I have met the most beautiful friends and lost amazing, awesome friends. I’ve been devastated heartbroken yet so grateful for my own healing.
Survivors guilt is a tough journey.
My stomach was so swollen with atesis I looked 9 months pregnant! I weighed 8 stone. I had to have numerous blood transfusions and in the photo from last year I had to have two litres of fluid drained from my lungs. I lost the feeling in my right fist and two fingers both have all cleared! My markers were 617 now 58! My lung is CLEAR! ALL my lymph nodes are clear ( which Doctors told me I needed to be removed) my breast tumour is 2 cm which was 8cm x 7 cm and my bones are stable now and healing.
NO CHEMO, NO MASTECTOMY, NO RADIOTHERAPY
All treatments are all natural methods alongside mistletoe injections three times a week, demosunab bone injection every month and a buserelin hormone implant every three months
I also feel it’s important to highlight I am vegan, juice and I maintain an alkaline diet. I truly feel that animal protein feeds cancer tumours. Also keeping all products organic and paraben free.
In allopathic terms I’m in remission but I have to stress even when I received the news last year I had huge faith I would heal.
Instead of getting upset about the news my beautiful daughter best friend and inspirationalLulu Cole and I laughed and went somewhere very special and life changing for the day!
I never fully got into it as I only saw it as temporary! ALWAYS!
No matter what we face, no matter how heavy our load we must always believe that we can achieve our desired outcome!
Shakira Morrison stated: My mom had a similar story left the USA with months to live and full of cancer came back two weeks later from Germany, beaming, healthy and so full of life, vigor and cancer gone with a new chapters of a great life. My mom went to Hyperthermia Centre of Hannover, Germany. https://hyperthermia-centre-hannover.com/
Doing complementary protocol alongside conventional will limit side effects and boost its effectiveness. I had rock in the sock treatment last year and had no side effects except loss of hair. I felt great whilst I endured 4 rounds of dose dense Adriamycian and Cytoxan at two weeks apart. This was followed by 12 rounds of weekly taxol. My immunity stayed within range. I had no mouth ulcers or neuropathy. I did put ice packs on my feet and hands during chemo to prevent neuropathy. I went to Mexico for local radiofrequency hyperthermia to my breast with temperatures up to 107 degrees and whole body sound frequency hyperthermia up to 104 degrees.
Germany has an excellent hyperthermia protocol and local, whole body and regional machines. I would have preferred to have went to Germany, however, due to financial constraints, I could not. There is only one place in Mexico that doeslocal radiofrequency hyperthermia (which I prefer). That is Sanoviv. Nowhere in Mexico is radiofrequency whole body hyperthermia given. They only have sound frequency. And the Mexican protocol only allows for one hour treatment. German treatment in 5-6 hours.
The Law of Attraction
What you seek is seeking you … Who you were … who you are … and who you will become …are three completely different people.
Your thoughts and emotions can impact your physical health. Emotions that are freely experienced and expressed without judgment or attachment tend to flow fluidly. On the other hand, repressed emotions (especially fearful or negative ones) can zap mental energy and lead to health problems..
It’s important to recognize our thoughts and emotions and be aware of the impact they have—not only on each other, but also on our bodies, behavior, and relationships.
Negativity is not good for your health
Negative attitudes and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness can create chronic stress, which upsets the body’s hormone balance, depletes the brain chemicals required for happiness, and damages the immune system. Chronic stress can actually decrease our lifespan. (Science has now identified that stress shortens our telomeres, the “end caps” of our DNA strands, which causes us to age more quickly.)
Poorly managed or repressed anger (hostility) is also related to a slew of health conditions, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, and infection.
Broaden our perspective of the world (thus inspiring more creativity, wonder, and options)
Build over time, creating lasting emotional resilience and flourishing.
Dr. Fredrickson has spent years researching and publishing the physical and emotional benefits of positivity, including faster recovery from cardiovascular stress, better sleep, fewer colds, and a greater sense of overall happiness. The good news is not only that positive attitudes—such as playfulness, gratitude, awe, love, interest, serenity, and feeling connected to others—have a direct impact on health and wellbeing, but that we can develop them ourselves with practice
Overcoming our negativity bias
Because we are wired to defend against threat and loss in life, we tend to prioritize bad over good. While this is a tidy survival mechanism for someone who needs to stay hyper vigilant in a dangerous environment, the truth is that for most of us, this “negativity bias” is counter-productive
Our “negativity bias” means that we spend too much time ruminating over the minor frustrations we experience—bad traffic or a disagreement with a loved one— and ignore the many chances we have to experience wonder, awe, and gratitude throughout the day.
In order to offset this negativity bias and experience a harmonious emotional state, Fredrickson proposes that we need to experience three positive emotions for every negative one. This, she claims, can be done intentionally for those of us less “wired” to positivity. These positive emotions literally reverse the physical effects of negativity and build up psychological resources that contribute to a flourishing life.
The role of forgiveness
Forgiveness means fully accepting that a negative event has occurred and relinquishing our negative feelings surrounding the circumstance. Research shows that forgiveness helps us experience better mental, emotional and physical health. And it can be learned, as demonstrated by the Stanford Forgiveness Project, which trained 260 adults in forgiveness in a 6-week course.
The practice of forgiveness has also been linked to better immune function and a longer lifespan. Other studies have shown that forgiveness has more than just a metaphorical effect on the heart: it can actually lower our blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health as well.
The benefits of gratitude
Brene Brown discusses the relationship between joy and gratitude Acknowledging the good aspects of life and giving thanks have a powerful impact on emotional wellbeing.
In a landmark study, people who were asked to count their blessings felt happier, exercised more, had fewer physical complaints, and slept better than those who created lists of hassles.
Brené Brown has found that there is a relationship between joy and gratitude, but with a surprising twist: It’s not joy that makes us grateful, but gratitude that makes us joyful.
Positive emotions lead to emotional resilience
Positive emotions have a scientific purpose—to help the body recover from the ill effects of negative emotions. Thus cultivating positivity over time can help us become more resilient in the face of crisis or stress
Emotional resilience is like a rubber band—no matter how far a resilient person is stretched or pulled by negative emotions, he or she has the ability to bounce back to his or her original state.
Resilient people are able to experience tough emotions like pain, sorrow, frustration, and grief without falling apart. Resilient people do not deny the pain or suffering they are experiencing; rather, they retain a sense of positivity that also helps them overcome the negative effects of their situation. In fact, some people are able to look at challenging times with optimism and hope, knowing that their hardships will lead to personal growth and an expanded outlook on life.
Express your emotions
Many people are afraid to express strong emotions because they fear losing control. This exercise can help you to own your emotions and learn how to express them in a safe and healthy way.
Begin by identifying what you are feeling right now, in this moment.
Practice saying what you are feeling out loud, using “I” language. For example: I feel angry, I feel sad, I feel scared. Own your emotions.
Start by expressing your emotions when you are alone. After you become more comfortable, practice with someone with whom you have a safe, trusting relationship.
Finally begin to practice in more challenging situations. Remember not to blame the other person and to be open to hearing their experience. You can also ask others for feedback.
Take a positive breath
Inhale into a soft belly, taking in light, love, and healing energy. Picture this as clear, bright, or sparkling. Feel yourself becoming brighter as you fill with light and joy.
Exhale fully, releasing any negative states or feelings. You may picture it as darkness or a fog. If you have anger, fear or sadness, breathe them out. If you have tension, anxieties, or worry, release them as you exhale.
Take the positivity self-test
In order to offset our tendency to dwell on potential threats and other negative emotions, we need to notice and enhance our positive emotions. Barbara Fredrickson has created an online assessment that allows you to identify your emotions in the last 24 hours–both positive and negative– and gives you your positivity ratio. By recognizing emotions such as joy, awe, love, gratitude, interest, hope, and inspiration, you can increase the positivity in your life.
When I first learned about muscle testing from my friend Andrea Mandel, I was amazed that we have such a biofeedback tool available to us that can determine what resonates with our own bodies. As Andrea says, “Our bodies have an inner wisdom, and this is a way for us to communicate with that wisdom.” Since then, I have learned many methods of muscle testing from a variety of people, and share it with my students and clients. While muscle testing is usually done with a partner, there are self-testing methods we can perform. A favorite self-testing method is the “Sway Test” which you can begin practicing today.
Kinesiology (pronounced kin-easy-ology) is a form of biomechanics which investigates and analyzes human motion. In 1964, Dr. George Goodheart, Jr., introduced the world to Applied Kinesiology which is based on the fact that the body never lies. Applied Kinesiology has become a standard for many chiropractors, nutritionists and homeopaths who use muscle testing as a means of dialoging with the body.
Muscle, or Energy Testing, is the response of our individual energy systems to the vibrations of certain substances, people and even statements we make. Our nervous system is a 37-mile-long antenna which discriminates subtle frequencies that scientific instruments can’t measure. While MRIs, EEGs, and CAT scans give us vital information, for more subtle feedback most professionals rely on muscle testing. http://www.tapintoheaven.com/2stuff/stufstest.shtml
Testing Versus Guessing?
This is a fairly common question in our office and the short answer is yes. It’s easy to understand the curiosity. You’ve cleaned up your eating habits, buying all those fruits and veggies. Whole grains, even. And more fish (oh, those omegas!) than you ever dreamed of eating when you were a kid.
On your kitchen counter sits a row of supplements you dutifully swallow each morning, maybe twice a day if the bottle tells you to. Is all that nutrition’s really getting into you? Are your efforts worthwhile?
With these investments, your nutritional status is likely solid, all the effort paying off. But keeping in mind that each of us is metabolically unique, know that some of us absorb nutrients better than others, have individual nutritional needs, or burn through certain vitamins more quickly.
If you’d like to see some hard data, a comprehensive test is available that measures your levels of an impressive array of micronutrients. The bad news is that you’ll have to pay for this test out-of-pocket, though you can always submit an insurance claim yourself and try your luck at reimbursement. The same holds true if you have a Health Savings Account where you work. You should be paid back…but nothing is predictable in health care these days.
It’s worth noting that the price of this test has dropped dramatically since it was first developed. And while you personally may prefer to spend its $373 test price tag on a meal at Charlie Trotter’s, this is one case in which you’re getting a lot of test for your health care dollar.
Spectra Cell Laboratories has been performing micronutrient testing for years using a patented technique called Functional Intracellular Analysis, which measures how an individual nutrient is being processed inside a cell. The test is performed on your lymphocytes, one type of white blood cell. Some researchers believe cellular analysis is superior to measuring levels of nutrients in serum or plasma because testing these latter two doesn’t determine if the nutrient accomplishing anything.
Here’s a list of what’s measured in the Spectra Cell test (pour yourself another coffee–it’s lengthy):
The test also measures these specific cellular functions:
Carbohydrate metabolism (abnormalities point to increased diabetes risks)
Total antioxidant function
Low levels of antioxidants are linked to increased susceptibility to chronic degenerative diseases.
Cellular immunity function
This measures your cell-mediated immune system performance (T-cell proliferation), a systemic measure of your general health (higher = better).
When the results are returned (we send them by email with the test attached, followed by a hard copy), SpectraCell also provides a list of recommended supplements and dosing levels. If you have a lot of deficiencies, I generally encourage you to schedule a visit with one of our nutritionists, Marla Feingold or Seanna Tully. If you have just one or two low results, you can purchase the supplements in our apothecary or at your local health food store.
Anticipating your next question: why doesn’t health insurance cover this? The quick answer is that everyone with health insurance would want to have this test and health insurance companies want to keep your money for themselves. The longer answer is that your health insurance has very specific guidelines on what they’ll allow for screening tests (generally covered are those that everyone should have, like cholesterol levels) and diagnostic tests, those needed in the diagnosis of a specific illness.
Your insurance would cover one or two of these nutrient tests if I were using them to diagnose a specific illness, but they draw the line at my ordering them all. They also add some interesting roadblocks. If, for example, I were to order the five antioxidant tests (separately, about $450), they’d likely request a letter from me with an explanation—what exactly was I trying to diagnose?
If you’re interested in having the micronutrient test, call WholeHealth Chicago and schedule a “lab only.” One of our assistants will call you to verify that we have a SpectraCell test kit in stock. Overnight fasting (no food after midnight) is recommended to improve accuracy. You’ll come in, we’ll draw some blood, and you’ll receive documentation for submission to your insurance carrier or Health Savings Account.
I think either this or the Individual Optimal Nutritional test (by Genova) would be worthwhile. You should also be tested for borderline hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. At WholeHealth Chicago, Drs. Donigan, Edelberg and Kelley would be the most appropriate first points of contact if you’re in the Chicago area, or if you are able to travel for consultation. http://wholehealthchicago.com/about-whc/
If not, I’d recommend checking out the ACAM (American College for the Advancement of Medicine) to search for a health care provider near you if you live in the United States. Their provider search tool can be found here: http://acam.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=1758
In order to become a good leader you must be a good follower first and foremost and must go through the process of learning to listen and take instructions and advice from someone who may be a leader or a mentor.All great leaders were students and followers of somebody before they became leaders themselves. And are ever willing to relinquish their positions whenever necessary.
You have the strength to walk upright and choose the path that leads to life.-
Being one therapy doesn’t fit all… everyone reacts differently to therapy. Paula found a Total Body Modification Chiropractor that does (Mind/ Body in Spirit technique.) If I die it’s not from being idle and not doing everything I can possibly do. It’s believing everything for a reason, everybody for that reason and everybody in your life having a reason.
Life is not linear. No matter how well-thought-out your plans are, they will eventually be interrupted. Lean into the curves when life doesn’t unfold as you’d hoped, and you will bounce back more quickly.
I did not like the options they offered, so enrolled in a CarT in San Diego. I was going to travel across the country for CarT because I knew it was what would save me. I went into it pretty much dying from cancer at that point. I had about a few weeks left to live, had started to go downhill but I knew at the same time that I wasn’t dying .
The morning my father and I were going to leave for our flight, my oncologist called from U. Mass General and said a spot had opened up that morning. Since my side effects were so severe, San Diego would not have worked and likely would’ve killed me.
At one point I was dying and there were no treatment options but by getting myself in proper alignment and putting myself in an actor role in my treatment plan, miraculous opportunities would line up. I knew CarT only works for 50% of patients but intuitively, I knew it would work for me. That’s why I would not look at other studies, that was the only path to living dying was not an option for me.
I feel many others would be better prepared to fight the cancer battle by harnessing the power of their own will, in that sense the do not matter as much whether they are Western or traditional. I do advocate for clean food and healthy eating and the use of traditional medicines but I also believe the power of the will is missing in many people’s battles so I want to definitely share what I have experience. ~ Michelle Lyn Denault ~
Modern medicine has many triumphs, but its treatments for chronic and degenerative disease are not among them. Reliance on conventional drugs, surgery and radiation does little to address the causes of the condition, with the result that treatment too often only slows the progression of the disease – sometimes with very little benefit – and too often at a terrible cost in quality of life for the patient.Here at Paracelsus, we take a very different approach, relying instead on our ability to reinvigorate the body’s own life forces, which include its ability to heal and regenerate. We call this practice “Biological Medicine.” Its methods arise from the distinct medical tradition of Switzerland and Southern Germany, which in the 500 years since the experiments of the original Paracelsus have evolved a more holistic and natural science of health.
Biological Medicine focuses on the body as a whole, instead of just treating symptoms, to determine why you are ill. We use the techniques of Biological Medicine to uncover the true causes of an illness so we can provide a comprehensive wellness solution. This is not simply a way to alleviate symptoms, but an approach that understands the way the body is supposed to function and restores the body to equilibrium, thereby ending symptoms and optimizing health. http://www.drrausway.com/
Biological Medical Treatment
The American Center for Biological Medicine (ACBM) is the largest and most complete Biological Medical treatment and training facility outside of Europe. We provide our patients with first-class diagnosis, treatment, education, and service. We pride ourselves on treating people, not diseases, and we recognize that every individual’s health concerns are unique and important. Our aspirations are to not only treat you but to keep you in a lifelong relationship with a club-like mentality that has catapulted our popularity and reputation.
Biological Medicine in America
Biological Medicine has many North American practitioners who have been trained in the discipline’s core principles but lack immediate access to all of the available Biological Medicine testing and treatment machines. It takes a clinic with a steady flow of clients to cover the cost of the assessment and treatment machines. Doctors are limited to in-office testing and their experience to assess and diagnose. ACBM is the only North American clinic that has a full array of equipment. Because of our higher client volume, our doctors also have more experience in treating chronic illnesses. https://thebiomedcenter.com/about-us/
Dr. Thomas Lodi has always been something of a brilliant enigma within the oncology community. His take on integrative, alternative and nutritional solutions to treating cancer has been viewed as radical. The rather direct stance he takes regarding empowering his patient to understand their body’s ability to heal using his program leaves some, if not many estranged. Despite all of this, his treatments have revolutionized the integrative side of the oncology industry worldwide and led many patients with cancer to the root of real healing and health restoration. Nine years ago, Dr. Lodi founded his practice at An Oasis of Healing in Mesa, Arizona. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdpc4FEAUOo
My children knew of Dr. Steven Ayre because he had successfully treated a lady in their congregation fighting cancer. I was so impressed with Dr. Ayer and his staff. They took me in their arms and treated me like family. They treat everyone this way. Their number one goal is to help heal. I did 12 IPT treatments (Insulin Potentiation Therapy) from January 2007 through March 9, 2007. I learned about healthy nutrition, vitamins, and the balance of Mind-Body-Spirit during my treatments with Dr Ayre
I was cancer free after my last IPT treatment on March 9, 2007 and stayed that way until January 2011. During one of my 6 month check-ups at Contemporary Medicine with Dr. Ather Malik we found a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Dr. Ather Malik did blood work to check tumor markers with the six month prior blood work and ordered a biopsy of the lymph node of the right side of my neck. In February 2011 I was told that my biopsy results were positive. Breast cancer had metastasized in my lymph nodes on the right side of my neck. A PET-SCAN revealed that the cancer tentacles had wrapped around my jugular vein and were going down my arm. I was told I did not have long to live and that I needed surgery to remove all lymph nodes from my neck and also remove my jugular vein. Once again faced with such sad news I knew that I must stay the same course of action that I had such success with before. I called Contemporary Medicine and Dr. Ather Malik saw me the next day.
Dr Ather Malik sat and explained the course of action we would do. He spent time and answered all my questions I was to have 6 IPT treatments (Insulin Potentiation Therapy) and then take a two week break and run blood test and check tumor markers. My last IPT treatment was March 11, 2011. On March 25, 2011 I got the results of my blood test. My tumor markers were lower and in the low/normal range. Dr Ather Malik was pleased but wanted another biopsy of the neck area. I agreed to have a PET-SCAN and CT scan from my eyes to my thighs and extra scans of my neck. If there were any signs of cancer I would do the biopsy. http://contemporarymedicine.net/our-approach/
In September 2008, Ivelisse Page, a 37-year-old mother of four, was diagnosed with colon cancer. Several weeks later, she had 15 inches of her colon and 28 lymph nodes removed. But in December of that same year, Page’s doctor, Luis Diaz, an associate professor of oncology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, had to deliver the devastating news that the cancer had spread to her liver. He told her that she had just an 8 percent chance of surviving for more than two years.
Page had more surgery to remove 20 percent of her liver, but instead of undergoing conventional chemotherapy, she pondered the suggestion of another of her doctors, Peter Hinderberger of Baltimore’s Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center. A specialist in using complementary therapies, Hinderberger had seen positive effects from injections of mistletoe extract. The liquid, derived from the poisonous, semiparasitic mistletoe plant, has been a popular natural remedy in treating cancer in Europe for years, but Hinderberger is one of the few physicians nationwide who regularly use the therapy.
Page and Diaz had never heard of the treatment. Diaz, who is also the director of translational medicine at the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, reviewed several European studies on the extract and somewhat reluctantly gave Page the green light. “I’m an oncologist who treats with chemotherapy— and I’m really good at it—and here’s somebody who says not only do I not want chemotherapy, but I still want you to be my oncologist while I’m getting mistletoe,” Diaz says. “I reviewed the literature on mistletoe in other parts of the world and there is some acceptance of it. I was willing to work with her.”
The next time the doctor saw his patient, he was amazed. “The one thing I noticed was that as soon as she went on it, she started feeling better,” he recalls. “That’s a universal feature I’ve seen in all patients who get mistletoe. Their [color] improves; they have more energy.” https://hub.jhu.edu/magazine/2014/spring/mistletoe-therapy-cancer/
Francisco Contreras, MD serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished oncologist and surgeon, Dr. Contreras is renowned for integrating conventional and alternative cancer treatments, with emotional healing and spiritual care, to provide patients with the best possible treatment outcomes.After graduating from medical school at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Toluca, Dr. Contreras specialized in surgical oncology at the University of Vienna in Austria, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Contreras has authored and co-authored several books concerning integrative therapy including 50 Critical Cancer Answers, The Hope of Living Cancer Free, The Coming Cancer Cure, Beating Cancer and Dismantling Cancer.
More information is available at: www.OasisofHope.comDr. Contreras states Laetrile maybe the most effective cancer treatment that he administers to cancer patients In this interview with Carl O. Helvie.
I am CANCER FREE because of Vitamin B17
Learn about B17: http://www.worldwithoutcancer.org.uk or on my blog here: http://beatcancerwithb17.weebly.comGenesis 1:29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you.”I’ve been a cancer patient for two years. If you want to save your life, you need to take the reins into your own hands. Do the research! You can start by looking up the book WORLD WITHOUT CANCER by G. Edward Griffin on Amazon, which is also the only place you can get B17 (online). The first time I was on B17, my cancer went into remission. When I got off it because of the “cyanide scare” my cancer came back. After discovering that B17 is a concentrated form of apricot kernels, I learned that it can’t be dangerous if taken in the appropriate doses. So, I refused chemo (which is FAR MORE DANGEROUS than B17, by the way). After two months passed with no conventional treatments at all, I got back on the B17. WITHIN TEN WEEKS of taking 500 mg twice a day, the B17 wiped out FIVE tumors, and I am now CANCER FREE!WILL B17 WORK ON ALL CANCERS?Dr. Krebs MD [who discovered B17] says “yes”. Cancer cells all have the exact same characteristics. Cancer cells, no matter the type of cancer, are known as Trophoblasts. These cells contain an enzyme called Beta-glucosidase, also known as the unlocking enzyme. When Laetrile [B17] comes in contact with the enzyme beta-glucosidase, the Laetrile is broken down to form two molecules of glucose, one molecule of benzaldehyde and one molecule of hydrogen cyanide (HCN). Within the body, the cancer cell-and only the cancer cell-contains that enzyme. The key word here is that the HCN must be FORMED. It is not floating around freely in the Laetrile and then released. It must be manufactured. The enzyme beta-glucosidase, and only that enzyme, is capable of manufacturing the HCN from Laetrile thereby affecting the cancer cell-and only the cancer cell. If there are no cancer cells in the body, there is no beta-glucosidase. If there is no beta-glucosidase, no HCN will be formed from the Laetrile (www.worldwithoutcancer.uk).B17 is NOT FDA approved!!! Therefore, you can’t buy it in the “land of the free.” Here’s where I get mine. It comes out of Mexico.http://www.amazon.com/Novodalin-B17-5…The regime that saved my life:B17 (500mg 2 times a day)
Zinc Citrate (take 30mg with B17; this is the “driver” for the B17)
B15 (highest dose on the bottle; cancer can’t survive around oxygen)
Pancreatic Enzymes (these break down the protein in and around the cancer cell; these can also upset the stomach; if that happens, I wouldn’t take it)
Vit. C (helps the immune system get into the cancer cell when the protein is broken down)
Ginseng (B17 lowers the blood pressure, and because I have low blood pressure, this keeps my BP from dropping)If you can’t take all of these, I’ve heard of folks who’ve only taken the B17 and Zinc Citrate.You can learn more here: www.worldwithoutcancer.org.ukI do not work for these people, I do not know them personally, nor am I selling any products. I just want you or your child to be HEALED. ~Sandi Rog
At Reno Integrative Medical Center, we administer B-17, Laetrile, in the context of a full-protocol and rarely use it alone. A truly effective alternative cancer treatment consists of using synergistic compounds together in a way that makes them far more powerful than if used as individual agents. http://www.renointegrativemedicalcenter.com/laetrile.html
Laetrile as a cancer therapy was met by intense opposition by the Medical Establishment in the past. Many physicians, who tried it in their protocols, had their licenses taken away by the “Powers that Be.”
Eventually the political pressure became so great that Sloan-Kettering Hospital, (the first “Cancer Center” in the US), agreed to do research with it, ostensibly to see if it showed any benefit in the treatment of Cancer. They assigned one of their most respected, experienced researchers to do the work. When his studies started to show positive benefit, he was called on the carpet. He was told that in no way could he ever show any positive benefit from the use of this natural substance. He resigned instead of compromising his integrity.
There are a number of books about its’ uses that can be purchased that describe how some open minded physicians, (including Dr. Brodie), applied it successfully in treating Cancer.
You can read about this in publications by Ralph Moss, PH.D., who worked at Sloan Kettering at the time this took place.
Through all the controversy it has managed to still be available and in use today. We offer it as a therapy here at Reno Integrative.
Klaus Nigel Pertl (German-Canadian) was born in 1960 in Canada. One year later he moved to Germany where he was raised and where his formal education started. Initially trained as a Banker, he worked in corporate finance and management. He graduated in Germany with a degree in Banking and then moved to London (Great Britain) to continue with a BBA in International Business and Banking and worked in London and New York (USA) for Standard % Poor’s as an analyst for Germany Banks.
Since 1997 he has worked as a Mind Coach and professional visualization trainer (was personally trained by Jack Black from the MindStore System in the UK). In the same year together with Lothar Hirneise he became the co-founder of the non-profit organization „Krebs21“ (Cancer in the 21th Century) in Germay.
In 2006 again together with the internationally renowned cancer researcher and Co-Founder of 3E, Lothar Hirneise, Klaus he became the co-founder and Managing Director of the 3E-Centre in Germany (in the South of Germany near Stuttgart: www.3e-centre.com) In the 3E-Centre he teaches an alternative cancer program that is based on the knowledge and experience we have gathered from all over the world and in particular from studying with Dr. Johanna Ludwig herself. The 3E-Centre is the only centre world wide that offers the „original“ and „strict“ Budwig Diet for people with cancer.
Klaus focuses in the 3E-Centre on the part of the „mental techniques“. He has taught more than 10,000 people in the last 20 years and his particular strength is his ability to convey complex topics in a simple way.Klaus is married and lives close to Stuttgart in the South of Germany.
Cannabis Extract Expert, Mara Gordon, Speaks on the Holistic Health Show (know for yourself …. do your own research.)
Mara Gordon, founder, Chief Process Engineer, specializes in the development of cannabis extract treatment protocols for seriously ill patients in California. She is the co-founder of Aunt Zelda’s, Calla Spring Wellness, and Zelda Therapeutics.
Prior to Aunt Zelda’s, Mara worked as a process engineer, helping Fortune 500 companies create intelligent software by utilizing the Rational Unified Process. This experience has enabled her to take a detailed and scientific approach to medical cannabis.
Recognizing a need for patient-focused software, Gordon created CDRMed, an EMR specially developed for the healthcare community. With CDRMed, physicians and medical health professionals are able to make treatment recommendations based on the latest and highest-quality data. This takes the guesswork out of selecting the correct medicines at the dispensary.
Gordon sits on the boards of Zelda Therapeutics, Daya Foundation, International Cannabis Standards Board (ICSB), and Hmbldt. She has presented at multiple CME-accredited medical conferences, including Patients Out of Time 2014, and at POT 2016, delivered a 3.5 hour course along with Drs Cristina Sanchez, Manuel Guzman, and Joe D. Goldstrich. Gordon has spoken at medical cannabis conferences in Australia, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Israel, as well as numerous events throughout the USA and worldwide. These include CannMed held at Harvard Medical School in April 2016, and Medical Marijuana for Professionals 2014 and 2016. Her work is featured in the upcoming documentaries, “Weed the People”, “Mary Janes: Women of Weed”, and in Joe Dolce’s book, “Brave New Weed”.More information at: https://www.medicaljane.com/directory/professional/mara-gordon/
Stan and Barb Rutner are no strangers to cancer. The married couple, both in their 70s, have run into it before. Barb battled bouts with breast cancer—twice. And about 20 years ago, Stan, a retired dentist with a thriving mini storage business, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “I just thought I had a cold, flu, type thing. That was it . . . I wasn’t thinking cancer at all,” Stan recalls.
Fortunately, after treating the lymphoma for about six months, it—like Barb’s successful battles with breast cancer—became a thing of the past. By 1989, it was a closed chapter. But in 2011, it came back.
Like before, it struck Stan in the lungs first. Manifesting as a persistent cough, a doctor later revealed cancerous nodes in the lungs that were the real culprits. “Yeah, [my doctor] was really diplomatic. He says, ‘You’re in deep shit.’ Or words to that effect,” Stan recalls. “Yeah, he didn’t sugar coat it at all,” Barb adds. As if that wasn’t enough, doctors later discovered that the cancer had metastasized to his brain.
Like before, the Rutners were able to successfully battle—and beat—Stan’s cancer. But this time, after going through chemotherapy and radiation, they wanted to find a natural medicine that would improve Stan’s quality of life and maybe even prolong it. Medical cannabis did all that and more, surpassing anything they could have hoped for. CULTURE spoke with Stan, Barb, their daughter Corinne and her husband John about this intense and life changing experience with cannabis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT8ryvvdSto&feature=player_embedded
Dr. Forsythe expresses his excitement about Cancer Chemosensitivity Testing.AVI
James W. Forsythe, M.D., H.M.D., has long been considered one of the most respected physicians in the United States, particularly for his treatment of cancer and the legal use bof human growth hormone. In the early 1960s, Dr. Forsythe graduated with honors from University California at Berkeley and also earned his Medical Degree from University of California, San Francisco, before spending two years residency in Pathology at Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu. After a tour of duty in Vietnam, he returned to San Francisco and completed an internal medicine residency and an oncology fellowship. He is also a world renowned speaker and author. He has co-authored and written chapters in best sellers. To name a few:
An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer
KNOCKOUT, interviews with Doctors who are Curing Cancer and BREAKTHROUGH
EIGHT STEPS TO WELLNESS ( Suzanne Somers’ number one best sellers)
The Ultimate Guide To Natural Health, Quick Reference A-Z Directory of Natural Remedies for Diseases and Ailments
The Healing Power of Sleep
Outsmart Your Cancer: Alternative Non-Toxic Treatments That Work and Alternative Medicine Guide 2 Women’s Health Series
IF I would have went through chemo and needed to detox. I would eat clean and take Essiac Tea. I know a gentlemen that had chemo attacking his body because of the food preservative he had going into his body during cancer, He went death bed to chopping wood in a matter of weeks through a detox …. http://www.bulk-essiac-tea.com/essiac-tea-dosage.html
Why Cancer Patients Must Eliminate Pesticides in Food – Dr. Robert Scott Bell
Published on Dec 22, 2013
UPDATE: Video now has full closed-caption (subtitles) in English. Allowing it to be viewed in many other languages through Google’s auto-translation captioning. Enjoy.
The very wise Alan Watts breaks down what’s wrong with the world at large, and does so back in 1970! His foreshadowing of the manipulation of the food supply through high yield crops is eery and so very true (i.e., Monsanto and their Ready Roundup crops).
He proposes a number of things we can do to change our attitudes towards life and the planet. I’m sorry to say he would be greatly disappointed if he were alive today, however we still have a chance to set things right and fulfill Watts’ dream of unity, peace, and love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LXiSPpfM54
Malcolm Gladwell once said if someone dedicates 10,000 hours to a field they become an expert IN “Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIiAAhUeR6Y&vl=en
In Caroline’s unique style, she talks about 3 key choices people can make to change their life.
Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Shortly afterwards, the compilation album Songbird climbed to the top of the UK Albums Charts, almost three years after its initial release. The chart success in the United Kingdom and Ireland led to increased recognition worldwide.
Her posthumously released recordings, including three UK number 1 records, have sold more than ten million copies. Her music has also charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.
MARIA SONNENBERG, FOR FLORIDA TODAY Published 9:56 a.m. Sept. 27, 2016
Dr. Emran Imami, medical director of TEPAS Breast Center in Melbourne, performs the first cryoablation assisted lumpectomy for breast cancer in Brevard, assisted by Susie Martinez, at the Apollo Surgery Center in Melbourne.
Brenda Reynolds had let the time between mammograms spread out until five years had elapsed. When her primary physician encouraged her to get going and get a mammogram. Reynolds eventually agreed, a wise decision, for Reynolds’ mammogram revealed a 1½ cm malignant tumor. Mammograms 🙁 vs. Thermograms 🙂
Luck was on Reynolds’ side, for the tumor was still small. Better yet, she could avail herself of the procedure known as cryoablation, which Dr. Emran Imami, medical director of TEPAS Breast Center, used to eradicate the tumor with the least amount of issues, discomfort and downtime for Reynolds.
Her age and the size of her tumor made for a perfect candidate for cryoablation. Reynolds is the first patient in the county to benefit from this technique, which freezes the tumor mass with liquid nitrogen, thus damaging adjacent vasculature, which in turn cuts off tumor growth.
Cryoablation, per se, is not news.
“For decades, cryoablation has been used to treat benign and malignant tumors in the liver, lung and prostate, but not the breast,” Imami said.
Imami used the Visica 2 Treatment System, created by California-based Sanarus as an alternative to traditional surgical lumpectomy. The System is FDA-cleared for the ablation of both cancerous and benign tumors.
Leading radiologists and breast surgeons around the country have turned to this option for early stage breast tumors in hundreds of occasions, but according to data from Sanarus, Imami is the first specialist along the Space Coast to take advantage of this procedure.
Radiation options for breast cancer patients
“This new option is a safe and effective nonsurgical treatment to destroy tumors and surrounding tissue,” Imami said.
Although it seems ideal because it is so minimally invasive, cryoablation is, unfortunately, not for everyone. It is considered an appropriate treatment for women 65 years and older with early stage breast cancer.
“I could have the procedure done only because the tumor was so small,” said Reynolds, a librarian retired from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.
Using the Sanarus technology, Imami placed a probe in the center of Reynolds’ tumor and froze it with liquid nitrogen.Thirty years ago, Reynolds would have faced a much more drastic treatment.
“It would have been a radical mastectomy back then, but we’ve gone from that to lumpectomy to now cryoablation,” Imami said. “Medicine has moved significantly toward less invasive procedures such as cryoablation.”
With cryoablation, a hollow-tipped probe is passed through a tiny quarter-inch incision into the breast. Using ultrasound imagery, Imami guided the probe into the center of Reynolds’ tumor and then directed low-pressure liquid nitrogen to form an ice ball around it.
It gives new meaning to the word ‘popsicle,’ ” Reynolds joked.
Brevard moms find new direction after breast cancer
Tumor cells are destroyed through several freeze-thaw cycles, while the surrounding healthy tissue remains intact. The dead tumor cells are expelled by the body over a period that lasts between 3 to 18 months.
The benefits of the procedure are many. As opposed to a traditional lumpectomy, which lasts about an hour, cryoablation can be performed in 10 to 20 minutes. No breast tissue is removed, so the shape of the breast is maintained with little scarring.
“Most patients report minimal discomfort and are able to resume normal activity immediately,” Imami said.
“I haven’t had one moment of discomfort, other than just a little rash and some itchiness,” she said.
After the outpatient procedure, Reynolds underwent SAVI, or Strut-Adjusted Volume Implant radiation, nicknamed “Hollywood designer radiation.” The high-intensity SAVI device, which is implanted into the tumor cavity, reduces treatment from six weeks to five days. The device is loaded with radioactive seeds to provide radiation from inside the breast, thus minimizing harm to healthy tissue and lowering the risk of negative side effects.
“We’re giving radiation from the inside out, so you’re using a smaller dose,” Imami said.
Cryoablation is also indicated for issues such as fibroadenomas, benign lesions of the breast. The mostpopular formofbreastabnormalities !!!!
If there is a down side to the use of cryoablation with breast cancer patients, it is the fact that Medicare and many other insurers do not cover the procedure.
“They’re lagging behind in acceptance, but it won’t be long until it becomes mainstream,” Imami said.
Reynolds knows she dodged a huge bullet by being at the right place at the right time with the right doctors. She will not be lagging behind her mammogram schedule ever again.
by Sam Tabibzadeh The Way of MeditationA few months ago, I had the privilege of looking after a kitten. Never before had I taken care of a young cat, so it was very much to my amazement that I discovered just how observant cats are. The Essence of Life Unlike humans, cats do not have any form of mental chatter within their minds. This allows for an intense presence to flow out of the animal and into what they do. This presence comes from the Source and is intrinsic to Life.
The Source may also be referred to as life itself, the Universe, God, the soul, being, stillness…whatever you wish to call it. But know that the Source is eternal and timeless and allows for all the visible to exist. A label cannot truly define it.
Whether you are religious or not, I kindly ask you now to read these words with complete awareness and feel — not think about — the energy within you and, ultimately, the Being you are.
Have you seen how a cat stares out of a window for long periods, watching the movement of living beings and objects without the slightest irritation or impatience?
Most humans would struggle with this simple activity. But why is this? It’s merely to do with judgement.
“This is boring,” says the mind. “I’ve got more important things to do. I haven’t the time for this.”
You may argue that a cat does not have to go to work, pay bills, or say…arrange a family reunion. However, if you are able to see beyond the stress in your life experience, you will be able to feel an energy that is beyond what the mind can comprehend.
This is the energy in which a cat dwells — and fundamentally fuses with.
I am talking not of an abstract idea that we can think of, but of that infinite Being which you are — one that is easily concealed by layers of mind-related stress, a conditioned past, and a fictitious future.
I ask you now to see beyond your conditioning and allow your true self — the essence of who you really are — to shine forth.
You are divine and infinite. Know that the same essence that is within us is present within everything — cats, in particular. In humans, however, this essence is clouded by thought and thus out of alignment with Life itself. Do you see now how our inner states are reflective of our outer world, and vice versa?
Cats watch with their souls, not their minds.
These fascinating beings are truly in alignment with Life. The very nature of Life exists in all beings, but is obscured in some more than others.
What is death to the infinite, timeless, and formless Being that you are? Absolutely nothing.
A “no-thing” cannot be destroyed. Only things — external forms — die.
Our outer form may age and eventually our bodies will fail, but ultimately, we can view death similarly to how we view the ego.
Once the ego is destroyed, Life flourishes. Ego implies identification with everything you are not. And so when the ego diminishes, what we think of as loss is actually only the destruction of a socially-molded false self.
Similarly, when the body dies, behind that “lifelessness” still exists an eternal aliveness that gracefully returns to the Source — the Universe.
You are now most likely thinking: “How do you know this?” Quite simply, I do not.
I choose not to get entrapped in thought and instead be grateful and appreciative of every moment I have.
Nevertheless, I do know for certain that our perceptions have great influence. If our minds (forms) suffer before we realize our true self (formless) then who is to say that all is lost when our bodies (forms) die?
In this sense, death does not really exist and is only an event in time.
Dissolving Pain With Presence
Realize how your mind creates resistance to life and how it avoids the natural flow of life by projecting into the future or dwelling in the past.
Notice how the mind repeatedly invents scenarios that have not come into existence and how it constructs stories that did not actually happen.
This is not to say that we should never use our minds productively, or learn from our past, or use our imagination in exciting and creative ways. We should do all these things, but know that compulsive thinking is destructive.
It is an addiction that the majority of humans suffer from. It denies us from accessing the moment. Know that what has happened and whatmay happen are not important compared to what can be found in the moment, in the Now.
In fact, when we free ourselves of past and future and live only in the present, we actually create a better future — one that arrives as a present. That being said, whatever it is you are holding on to, let it go, and whatever it is you wish to do, do it now rather than waiting and saying: “I’ll do it tomorrow.”
Remember that tomorrow will arrive as the present moment. In Alan Watts’ words: “The Future is just a concept, it doesn’t exist. There is no such thing as tomorrow. There never will be, because time is always now.”
Lao Tzu stated: “By letting go it all gets done.”
This is true. Cling to nothing.
Letting go implies that you choose to release negativity, and so you become completely present and therefore able to do what is required in the moment.
Buddha said: “The root of suffering is attachment.”
If we are identified by our minds we will suffer greatly. To bring about detachment, we must first know that our minds do not define who we are. We are far deeper than that.
A useful analogy to bear in mind (yes, you can still use your mind for practical purposes) is to think of the mind as waves and of our Being as the vast, still ocean beneath the waves.
The deep ocean allows the waves to rise and collapse, never feeling threatened by the ripples it creates.
So why are you feeling threatened by thoughts, feelings, and emotions? Have you, the ocean, not yet realized your wholeness? Why are you bothered by these waves of feelings, thoughts, and emotions that emerge and collapse?
This moment offers joy, grace, and peace. So why not merge with it by diving into the depths of your Being — which does not live in time (pastor future) — instead of trying to control the size of the waves and the frequency with which they arrive?
Feel This Moment Fully
Essentially, the Now is life unfolding moment by moment — a continuum of events — and as such, the concept cannot be interpreted or labelled by the mind. It has to be felt by the soul.
If you try to label this moment then you may miss this moment. And if you try to understand this moment, you will become lost in thought through compulsive thinking.
The Now will only greet those who welcome it. And my, what gifts it has to offer. Do not run from this moment, even if overwhelming feelings and emotions exist — such as fear and sorrow. If you do not resist the fear or sorrow and allow it to simply be, then these feelings and emotions will become transmuted into grace and peace.
When you live in acceptance your vision becomes clearer, and what you once perceived as a nemesis will be revealed to be something that threatens only your ego, not your being.
Underneath the feelings and emotions, there is a gift. A gift that will not only dissolve pain, but enhance your vision. So when unfavorable circumstances arise, you will actually be able to choose to not suffer.
Merge with Life itself. Live in the moment.
Be still. Observe. Be at peace and at one with the moment and the Universe itself. Be as content as a cat.
After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Hubble found that stars are not uniformly distributed throughout space, but are gathered together in vast collections called galaxies. By measuring the light from galaxies, Hubble could determine their velocities. He was expecting that as many galaxies would be moving towards us as were moving away. This is what one would have in a universe that was unchanging with time. But to his surprise, Hubble found that nearly all the galaxies were moving away from us. Moreover, the further galaxies were from us, the faster they were moving away.
The universe was not unchanging with time as everyone had thought previously. It was expanding. The distance between distant galaxies was increasing with time.The expansion of the universe was one of the most important intellectual discoveries of the 20th century, or of any century. It transformed the debate about whether the universe had a beginning. If galaxies are moving apart now, they must have been closer together in the past. If their speed had been constant, they would all have been on top of one another about 15 billion years ago. Was this the beginning of the universe? Many scientists were still unhappy with the universe having a beginning because it seemed to imply that physics broke down. One would have to invoke an outside agency, which for convenience, one can call God, to determine how the universe began. They therefore advanced theories in which the universe was expanding at the present time, but didn’t have a beginning.
If Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity is correct, there will be a singularity, a point of infinite density and spacetime curvature, where time has a beginning. Observational evidence to confirm the idea that the universe had a very dense beginning came in October 1965, a few months after my first singularity result, with the discovery of a faint background of microwaves throughout space. These microwaves are the same as those in your microwave oven, but very much less powerful.
They would heat your pizza only to minus 271 point 3 degrees centigrade, not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it. You can actually observe these microwaves yourself. Set your television to an empty channel. A few percent of the snow you see on the screen will be caused by this background of microwaves.
The only reasonable interpretation of the background is that it is radiation left over from an early very hot and dense state. As the universe expanded, the radiation would have cooled until it is just the faint remnant we observe today.
Although the singularity theorems of Penrose Hawking, predicted that the universe had a beginning, they didn’t say how it had begun. The equations of General Relativity would break down at the singularity. Thus Einstein’s theory cannot predict how the universe will begin, but only how it will evolve once it has begun. There are two attitudes one can take to the results of Penrose Hawking myself. One is to that God chose how the universe began for reasons we could not understand.
The conventional view that time began at the big bang is often said to be based on what is known as Penrose Hawking singularity theorems. In our last film, Abhay Ashtekar and Ivan Agullo argued that a singularity is replaced with a bounce in quantum gravity. In this film, we interview Sir Roger Penrose, one of the authors of the conventional narrative who presents an alternative view which he calls CCC (Conformal Cyclic Cosmology). In CCC the big bang is not the ultimate beginning but it did not arise from a bounce; instead the universe rescales itself, losing track of how big it is as massive particles disappear (and hence the ability to measure space and time) in the remote future. This cyclic behaviour may be extended to the infinite past and future.
This was the view of Pope John Paul. At a conference on cosmology in the Vatican, the Pope told the delegates that it was OK to study the universe after it began, but they should not inquire into the beginning itself, because that was the moment of creation, and the work of God. I was glad he didn’t realize I had presented a paper at the conference suggesting how the universe began. I didn’t fancy the thought of being handed over to the Inquisition, like Galileo.
The other interpretation of our results, which is favored by most scientists, is that it indicates that the General Theory of Relativity breaks down in the very strong gravitational fields in the early universe. It has to be replaced by a more complete theory. One would expect this anyway, because General Relativity does not take account of the small scale structure of matter, which is governed by quantum theory. This does not matter normally, because the scale of the universe is enormous compared to the microscopic scales of quantum theory. But when the universe is the Planck size, a billion trillion trillionth of a centimeter, the two scales are the same, and quantum theory has to be taken into account.
Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity unified time and space as spacetime, but time was still different from space and was like a corridor, which either had a beginning and end, or went on forever. However, when one combines General Relativity with Quantum Theory, Time however, seemed to be different. It appeared to be separate from space, and to be like a model railway track. If it had a beginning, there would have to be someone to set the trains going. This means one can get rid of the problem of time having a beginning, in a similar way in which we got rid of the edge of the world.
Suppose the beginning of the universe was like the South Pole of the earth, with degrees of latitude playing the role of time. The universe would start as a point at the South Pole. As one moves north, the circles of constant latitude, representing the size of the universe, would expand. To ask what happened before the beginning of the universe would become a meaningless question, because there is nothing south of the South Pole.
The world record for inflation was in Germany after the First World War. Prices rose by a factor of ten million in a period of 18 months. But that was nothing compared to inflation in the early universe. The universe expanded by a factor of million trillion trillion in a tiny fraction of a second. Unlike inflation in prices, inflation in the early universe was a very good thing. It produced a very large and uniform universe, just as we observe.
Despite having had some great successes, not everything is solved. We do not yet have a good theoretical understanding of the observations that the expansion of the universe is accelerating again, after a long period of slowing down. Without such an understanding, we cannot be sure of the future of the universe. Will it continue to expand forever? Is inflation a law of Nature? Or will the universe eventually collapse again? New observational results and theoretical advances are coming in rapidly. Cosmology is a very exciting and active subject. We are getting close to answering the age old questions. Why are we here? Where did we come from?
This expanding universe is like an expanding consciousness:
“Consciousness creates reality,” a statement that has gained a lot of attention across various alternative media outlets around the world. Make no mistake, consciousness has been (for quite some time) studied by numerous scientists, especially in its relation to quantum physics and how it might be correlated with the nature of our reality.
What is consciousness? Consciousness includes a number of things. It’s how we perceive our world, our thoughts, being aware, our intentions and more.
“Looking for consciousness in the brain is like looking in the radio for the announcer.” – Nasseim Haramein, director of research for the Resonance Project
“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” – Max Planck, theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918
“It was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.” Eugene Wigner, theoretical physicist and mathematician. He received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963
The statement that “consciousness creates reality” comes with a number of different questions. Does this mean we as individuals (and on a collective level as one human race) can shape and create whatever reality we’d like for ourselves? Does it mean we can manifest a certain lifestyle, and attract certain experiences? Does it happen instantly? Does it take time? How do we do it?
Although we might not be able to answer these questions with absolute scientific certainty, we do know that yes, a correlation between consciousness and our physical material world does indeed exist in some way, shape or form. The extent of that correlation (again from a modern day scientific point of view) is still not well understood, but we know of the correlation, and we know it must have some sort of significance.
Although this is one of the most popular experiments used to posit the connection between consciousness and physical reality, there are several other studies that clearly show that consciousness, or factors that are associated with consciousness are directly correlated with our reality in some way. A number of experiments in the field of parapsychology have also demonstrated this.
Sure, we might not understand the extent of this connection, and in most cases scientists can’t even explain it. However they are, and have been observed time and time again.
Change requires action, but the place within which that action comes from is most important.
Modern day science, especially quantum physics, has been catching up to ancient mysticism and concepts that are/were so deeply ingrained in various cultures throughout the ancient world. One great example of this is the fact that everything is energy , and nothing is solid. You can read more about that here.
“We are what we think, all that we are arises with our thoughts, with our thoughts we make the world.” – Gautama Buddha.
As soon as we recognize that the mind is a product of evolutionary processes, our view of the mind and its place in nature is radically altered. A recurring idea in the belief systems of the world is the notion that human beings are composed of two separate and separable parts: a physical body and an immaterial mind or soul. Not everyone has held this view, but it’s not (as commonly claimed) unique to the Western tradition. Many people have believed that the mind stands outside nature; it is a part of us that transcends the material world and our biology.
Evolutionary theory completely overthrows this view. From an evolutionary perspective, it is impossible to maintain that the mind stands outside nature. Instead, it is a tiny fragment of nature, valued only by those tiny fragments of nature that possess it. Mind is not something separate from matter; it is a process embodied in matter.
Now here’s the point: When we fully digest that the mind is the activity of an evolved brain, it radically transforms our view of the mind’s place in the universe – and our view of the universe itself. The physical universe ceases to be an unconscious object, observed and explored by conscious minds which somehow stand above or outside it. Conscious minds are part of the physical universe, as much as rocks and potato peelers. Our consciousness is not simply consciousness of the universe; our consciousness is a part of the universe, and thus the universe itself is partially conscious. When you contemplate the universe, part of the universe becomes conscious of itself. http://kjmaclean.com/CreationofUniverse.html
The history of the universe looks very different from this perspective. For billions and billions of years, the universe was here and no one knew about it. More to the point, for all that time, the universe itself had no idea that it existed. But then, around 13.82 billion years after the Big Bang, and almost four billion years since life first evolved, something strange began to happen: Tiny parts of the universe became conscious, and came to know something about themselves and the universe of which they are a part.
Eventually, some of these tiny parts of the universe – the parts we call ‘scientists’ and ‘scientifically-informed laypeople’ – came to understand the Big Bang and the evolutionary process through which they had come to exist. After an eternity of unconsciousness, the universe now had some glimmering awareness that it existed and some understanding of where it had come from. This might sound like a strange thing for a universe to do, but perhaps it’s not; perhaps many possible universes would become conscious of themselves given sufficient time.
So much for the history of the conscious universe; what about its destiny? There are many competing suggestions on this topic, some more optimistic than realistic. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French Jesuit palaeontologist, suggested that the universe will continue to expand into greater and greater degrees of awareness, finally coalescing into an integrated, universal consciousness, which he dubbed the Omega Point and identified with Christ. Modern cosmology indicates that such suggestions are more interesting than they are plausible. Although the universe is conscious of itself at present, the projected heat death of the universe makes it all but certain that the time will come when the lights go out and the universe slips back into unconsciousness.
The Bible explains why the heavens and the earth exist. This is the mystery of the universe, and this mystery is God Himself. Romans 1:20 says, “For the invisible things of Him, both His eternal power and divine characteristics, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being perceived by the things made, so that they would be without excuse.”
The universe was created by God and declares the existence of God (Psalms 19:1; Acts 14:15-17). When we see the heavens,… the earth, the stars, the sun, and the moon, we cannot deny that there is a sovereign God (Psalms 8:1, 3). Even after billions of years, the order in the universe is maintained, and we still enjoy the distinct difference between the seasons and the definite timing of day and night. Through the universe we can see a glimpse of God’s power, God’s glory, and God’s divine characteristics.
The universe was also created because of God’s purpose to enter into man (Revelation 4:11). Without God, the entire universe is empty and dead, and without God, man is an empty vessel. John 4:24 tells us that God is Spirit, and Zechariah 12:1 tells us that God created man with a spirit to contain Him, a spirit that is as important as the heavens and the earth. You only need to open your heart and pray to Him, and God will enter into you. Then you will become a person with meaning, and you will enjoy God as the mystery of the entire universe.
The explanation to this mystery can be found in two places: in the universe itself and in the Bible, which is the word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). Over two thousand and seven hundred years ago, Isaiah wrote that God sits above the circle of the earth (Isaiah 40:22). More than a thousand years before that, Job said, “He [God] stretches out the north over the void; He hangs the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7). Today it has been confirmed by science that the earth is indeed round and not flat, and that the earth is hanging upon nothing. Science confirms that the elements of the human body are simply the elements of dust. However, the Bible told us long ago that the human body was formed out of dust.
You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth,
and You are the mystery of the universe!
Without You, my life has no meaning.
Lord Jesus! I open my heart to You. Come into me
Sorry if I am getting to Biblical. I am looking for the meaning of Life O:)
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Unknown
If we look at the world and examine it on a collective level, what do we see? How do we perceive it? Right now, the masses perceive it as being born, going to school, paying bills, raising a family and finding a “job” within the current paradigm to support yourself. No judgement here, but many people on the planet are not resonating with this experience. They want change. We’ve been repeating and perceiving our reality this way for a very long time, with very little information about what is really happening on and to our planet.
It’s almost like we are robotic drones that are trained and brainwashed to accept things the way they are. To not question what is happening in our world and to continue on with the status quo, only caring for ourselves and our own lives. As Noam Chomsky would say, our consent has been manufactured. If we continue down this path and continue to perceive and view reality as “this is just the way it is,” we will, in essence, prolong that type of existence and experience for the human race without ever changing it.
In order to create and manifest a new reality for ourselves, our thought patters and the way we perceive reality must change. What changes the way we perceive reality? Information does. When new information emerges it changes the way we look at things and as a result, our reality changes, and we begin to manifest a new experience and open our minds to a broader view of reality. Not to say that we can’t manifest a new physical form in the blink of an eye, and that we are not capable of doing that, but it appears to be something that takes time, something gradual, something we don’t quite understand yet.
What’s also important about teachings from new physics is that, if factors of consciousness are associated with the creation of our reality, that means change starts within. It starts with the way in which we are observing the outer world from our inner world. This touches on the earlier point of how we perceive our reality. Our perception of the external world might very well be a reflection of our inner world, our inner state of being.
So ask yourself, are you happy? Are you observing, perceiving and acting from a place of love? From a place of hate or anger? From a place of peace? All of these factors are associated with our consciousness, with our observation, the one (or the many) who are doing the “observing” might play a large role in what type of physical world the human race manifests for itself, what do you think?
We are indeed the observers, can we create change and break patterns to open up new possibilities, change our direction, all through the way in which we observe ourselves, others and the world around us.
I believe that the human race is in the process of waking up to a number of different things, simultaneously. As a result, the way we perceive and “observe” the world around us (on a mass scale) is starting to drastically change. So if you want to help change the world, change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will change.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi.
People and information usually comes into our lives for a reason:
Have you ever heard or seen of this info in a Facebook Group….. I now share with you♡
I recently posted a message on Suzanne Somers’ Facebook page and was responding to her post regarding the death of her cancer doctor who was a pioneer in the field of cancer treatment using new methods that have greatly helped her.
I mentioned my experience with cancer ( acute promylecitic leukemia) and having no recurrence in 18 years. I was very weak after having chemo and they wanted to continue that at a lower dose for insurance to keep me in remission. I decided to try something that would not poison me to restore my health.My oncologist said if I did this I would be dead within a year and when I said if it came back and my methods were ineffective I would come back to him, but he said no he would not see me then.
What I took was a pill called Tribelene and another called Xian. Tribelene also comes in tea form.Tribelene contains blood purifiers that have been used in different cultures to fight cancer. Xian has ingredients that strengthen you and are over- all tonics.The man who developed these formulas, Jason Winters, had cancer. He was told it was terminal . His grandma had been an herbalist.
He decided to search out herbs and other things that had worked for others to defeat cancer.He found.different things that worked for a while, but when he hit on the combo in Tribelene it effectively shrank his tumors til they were gone! He was an Englishman who lived in the U.S.A. He was knighted by the queen of England for his herbal formulas that helped so many.
Last I checked his website was still up and you can order product from there , but I used to find his book and his products at many local health food stores here in Las Vegas, Nv.I took it for about 3 years just to be safe. I also got prayer at my church whenever the fear of leukemia would come back.I believe in walking in faith, not fear and I kept the scriptures regarding healing frequently in my sight to help me to keep in faith.
Joel Osteen’s mother Dodie Osteen has a wonderful book about how she used this method and the scriptures she used when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Healing is a part of what is included in salvation, but just as forgiveness of sin is ours by faith in Jesus as savior and eternal life by faith, so is healing and deliverance, by faith.
Reading those scriptures helped me stir up my faith as I personalized them. Before I tried this protocol I was praying and asked God to show me what I could do to help myself and asked him to bring it quickly and to hit me over the head with it, so I would not ignore it as the answer. The next morning one of my daughters came to my door and brought me a book by Jason Winters detailing how he overcame cancer.
I didn’t follow every thing he suggested, but he gave some excellent advice and the man who sent it to me used to have cancer and after following the advice in the book, he doesn’t anymore.I don’t either! Praise God! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xqhQ-7Yybg
This Katy Perry Video Offers Up A lot About Science & The Universe 🙂
“The World doesn’t want to be saved. It wants to be loved, that’s how we save it.
Mind Over Matter: Self-help guru Tony Robbins says fire walking helps you do what you’ve been putting off in your and break through. After 12 hours at Tony’s “Unleash the Power Within” seminar, it’s 12:30 a.m. and the burning coals have been laid is Oprah up for the challenge? Watch Oprah and Sheri Salata, president of Harpo and the Oprah Winfrey Network, as they psych themselves up for some fire walking!
The law of karma is: For every action there is equal and opposite reaction. In the Bible, it is phrased as: As you sow, so shall you reap.
Science has discovered that all of nature obeys laws. From the microscopic to the macroscopic, for any interaction of any kind, nature follows laws. In fact, science is nothing but a study and application of nature’s laws. If all of nature is governed by laws, why should we humans be an exception to such laws?
There is a saying: we can never break God’s laws; we can only break ourselves against God’s laws. If somebody says, “I don’t believe in the law of gravity” and jumps from the top of a ten-storied building, what will happen? He will definitely not break the law of gravity, but surely he will break himself against the law. He will fall down and break his leg, or he may even break his head. Similarly, we can never break any of the laws of God. Just as the law of gravity is impartial and inexorable and acts on all physical objects indiscriminately, the law of karma is impartial and inexorable and acts on all living entities indiscriminately.
Doubts About Karma
2. Why not action-reaction in one life?
Somebody may ask, “Why should I suffer now for my actions in a previous life? Why so much delay?” Different seeds fructify after different time durations. Grains harvest after two or three months, some fruit seeds produce fruits after twenty years and some seeds may even take hundred years to fructify. Every action that we do is like a seed sown. The seed will fructify and we cannot escape the result. One may say, “I don’t like this fruit, I don’t want it.” But one will be forced to eat the fruit, even if it is thorny. The reactions will come, but different types of karma seeds (actions) have different time durations after which they fructify.
Why do different actions give reactions after different time durations?
There is a saying, “The mills of God grind slow but they grind exceedingly fine.”
So, every single action will be accounted for, sooner or later. The Srimad Bhagavatam gives the example: if we have a cowshed with thousand calves and if we leave a mother cow there, she will easily find out where her calf is among those thousands.
She has this mystical ability. Similarly, our karma will find us among the millions of people on this planet There may be thousands of people going on the road but only one of them meets with an accident. It is not by chance, it’s by karma. Thereby, the law of karma works exceedingly fine; it may be slow to act, but no one can escape.
2. Why are the ignorant not excused?
Once a person driving on a bike came across a red signal and slowed down. Then he saw a buffalo walking confidently without considering the signal. Seeing this, he also started, and immediately, the traffic policeman stopped and fined him. He asked the policeman, “You didn’t fine the buffalo, why me?” The policeman replied, “Because you are a bigger buffalo!”
The buffalo does not have the intelligence to understand the law, but we human beings do. If we are driving, it is not the government’s duty to educate us about the laws of the state. It is our duty to learn the state laws. Similarly, if we are living in this world taking air, water, sunlight and food from nature, we need to follow the rules laid down by God.
If one stays at a hotel, eats, sleeps and watches TV, and so on, then obviously he will have to pay for all the facilities provided by the hotel for his comfort. If the bill is not paid, a few reminders will come. And if the bill is still not paid, severe reactions are sure to come. At that time, one can’t take the stance that “I did not know that I have to pay the bill for staying at the hotel.”
Similarly, it is not for material nature to teach us our duties. When we take human birth, it is for us to learn the laws of karma. After jumping from the top of a 10-story building and breaking his bones, a child cannot say, “I didn’t know that if I jump from a 10-storied building, I will fall down and break my bones”. The law of gravity will not excuse him. Just as the law of gravity is impartial and inexorable, so is the law of karma.
Another important point to note is that ignorance is not an excuse for sin; rather, ignorance is the consequence of sin. For example, when a person commits a crime, he is put in a jail. In a standard jail, often there are reformers who give good counsel to the prisoners so that they will become good citizens. But if in the jail also, the prisoner acts criminally and starts beating the other co-prisoners, counselors and guards, then he will be taken from the normal prison cell and put in a dark dungeon where he will be given food from the window and nobody will come to give him counsel. Why is that? Because he rejected the opportunity for counseling earlier, now he is put in a place where he gets no counseling.
Similarly, if today somebody is born in a social situation or in a cultural environment where that person never gets to know about the law of karma, then that’s because he has, by his past action shown God and the material energy, the superintendent, “I am not interested in knowing about your laws; I don’t care. I will do whatever I want.” That’s why he is put in a place where he has no opportunity for getting to know about God. Of course, God is not just a judge; he is also a loving father. Therefore, God’s mercy is greater than His justice.
That is why, all over the world people today have the opportunity to turn towards God. Actually in everybody’s life, God by His grace, arranges such circumstances at least once during the human form of life when one has the opportunity to think about “what am I living for?”, “what is the purpose of life?” and “what is life all about?” That time the curtains of ignorance are just opening and the stream of enlightenment is coming through. If at that time one seeks knowledge and wisdom, then God will guide him to a place where he will surely get wisdom, and that’s how a person can get spiritual knowledge even from the situation where he is deprived of spiritual knowledge.
3. Why do natural calamities kill thousands of innocent people?
Let’s consider a less-known incident during the tsunami disaster that happened in the Indian subcontinent a few years ago.
On the morning of that disaster, just before the tsunami struck, some scuba divers went scuba diving into the ocean to look for jewels. When they went under water, they suddenly felt a force pushing them upwards. They struggled to resist the force till it subsided. Then they went deeper under water, did their work, came back to the surface of the ocean and swam back to the coastline – only to find that there was no coast line! While they were under the water, the tsunami had devastated everything.
Just consider, the tsunami killed those who were on the land, but those who were under the water were unharmed! If these Scuba divers had ventured into the ocean a little later or a little earlier, they would have been on the surface when the killer wave hit. However, by their karma they were not supposed to die at that time, so although they were closest to the tsunami, they did not die.
Another even more amazing example: During an earthquake in Gujarat, there was a mother who had a small baby sucking on her breast. Suddenly the earthquake struck and a column of the roof fell on the mother. The mother died on the spot. Almost twenty-four hour later, when the rescue workers worked their way down to the debris, they found the mother dead and the infant moving his hands and legs holding on to his mother’s breast. The infant is so tender that one small blow can prove fatal for him, yet there it was safe amidst a quake that proved fatal for many healthy adults.
What we learn from incidents like these is that although natural calamities kill in mass, they don’t kill blindly. Only those who have the kind of karma for which they have to die at that particular time will be killed. This is an example of mass karma.
Mass karma involves a group of people who have done different kinds of bad karmas. The reaction of their karma is that they are all supposed to die. But material nature gives that reaction to many people efficiently in one stroke through a calamity. For example, all such people may be brought together in one airplane and that airplane will crash. The person who is not supposed to die will not be on that flight perhaps because his car broke down on the way to the airport and he missed the flight.
In this way, the knowledge of the law of karma helps us to make sense out of our suffering and face it with calmness.
Secondly, it helps us prepare for the future with confidence. It is not that just by knowing about karma, we will become free from suffering. But we become like a sick patient who has understood what the disease is and how to cure it. The pain is still there, but it is going to decrease. But for the person who doesn’t know the cure, his pain is just going to increase and, on top of that, he will be feeling helpless and dejected. But a knowledgeable person knows sooner or later all the sufferings will come to an end.
W Somerset Maugham, in his book The Razor’s edge writes, “Has it occurred to you that transmigration is at once an explanation and justification of the evil of the world. If the evil we suffer is the result of sins committed in our past lives, we can bear them with resignation and hope that if in this one we strive towards virtue, our future lives will be less afflicted.” Thereby, the science of karma is not a science of condemnation, it is science of redemption. It’s message is not “You are sinful, suffer.” But it’s message is, “Whatever be your past karma for which you are suffering now, just surrender to God and His grace will come upon you and you will be saved.”
I am not a believer that in catastrophic weather events (tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis) or in airplane crashes it happens because all are sinners. Life isn’t perfect: events happen and sometimes good people find themselves in bad events. What I do believe in though are the seven deadly sins pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth and over along period of time causes your body disease.
The author Lawrence Durrell4 wrote The Alexandria Quartet of which the first book, Justine, was published in 1957. Set in the Egypt’s second city during the 1930s and 40s, the series explores the subject of love, but its central narrative is about relativity and chronology.
It appears to be Durrell’s main thesis that disparities in latitude or longitude and measures of time will result in a completely different human experience. Is it particular to business or is Durrell’s hypothesis a universal for the human condition? Is being in the wrong place but the right time a factor in business success or failure?
This is not the question that the great American singer and musician Dr John5 asked when he sang one of his most famous songs, Right Place Wrong Time, but perhaps it should be the anthem for many companies:
Dr. John & Eric Clapton – Right Place, Wrong Time 1996
Timing is crucial for business even when management gets it wrong. Place and awareness of what is gong on in other locales is also crucial. You may only serve the domestic market, but if you are reliant on stable international commodity prices or continuity of global supply chains, any shock to these assumptions may result in failure.
For fast high street branded food outlets, whether Beyonce is a judge on a TV talent(less) show may be more important than the London Stock Exchange’s electronic trading platform going belly up.
But, if wheat prices goes through the roof because El Niño rages in the wrong pace at the wrong time, and if the share prices of a global ICT company gets short-circuited, both types of company face not arriving at where they want to be. So, just because you have a local focus does not mean that you should not have a global perspective.
So being in the right place right time, right place wrong time, wrong place right time and wrong place wrong time can determine your own destiny.
Thereby, Tsutomu Yamaguchi: was in the wrong place at the wrong time- TWICE .
At 8:15 am on August 6, 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.he was stepping off a streetcar when a plane passed overhead. He looked to the sky and saw two parachutes descending—and, the next instant, the atomic bomb exploded. The blast site was less than two miles away from where Yamaguchi stood. The flash of heat left him with burns across his torso, and the blast ruptured his eardrums and temporarily blinded him. He found his way to a bomb shelter, and the next day was healthy enough to make the journey back home to Nagasaki.
On August 9, Mr. Yamaguchi was well enough to make it in to work. At the exact moment that he was explaining to his boss how Atomic bomb had destroyed the city of Hiroshima, he saw the same white flash in the office window. It was the second atomic bomb, had just detonated over the city. He is the only officially recognized survivor of the two bombings.On January 4, 2010 he died from stomach cancer.
Human Brain And Quantum Physics – Become Self Aware
Dr. Granville Dharmawardena of the University of Colombo writes that psychologists often speak of the mind and the body as two separate entities for convenience, but most acknowledge that they are intimately entwined. Yet none knows exactly how or how intimately. So the mind body problem keeps stubbornly resisting a definite solution. Philosopher John Searle (Mills Professor of Philosophy, University of California, and Berkley) says that today’s philosophers are reluctant to tackle such big problems as how people have been trying to understand their relationship to the universe.All these refer to the elusive relationship between the body and the mind referred to more generally as the brain-mind problem. The brain-mind relationship has baffled mankind for a very long time. One main reason for this is that it was not considered as a candidate for scientific study until recently.
Psychology and related sciences were able to continue for many years by either ignoring the brain entirely or at best treating it as a black box whose rules of operation could be understood without reference to its internal contents or composition.
The human brain without doubt is the most complex organ in the known universe. It is physical and biological. Therefore, it has to be amenable to scientific probing without the intervention of such considerations as the Gödel’s theorem, which states that there are statements in mathematical systems which are true but cannot be proven within those systems.
Consciousness on the other hand is neither physical nor biological. Therefore, it is a more elusive subject to deal with and Gödel’s considerations may have a role to play there. Attempts to understand brain and consciousness have been mostly based on restrictive Newtonian classical science and exclusively the material realm composed of matter.
Although the powers of understanding of human senses and the scope of Newtonian science are limited to three spatial dimensions, the scope of our universe is not limited to three dimensions. In fact, news theories hypothesize there are eleven dimensions.
Many of the natural phenomena happening within our universe transcend the three dimension scene. Therefore, it is not possible to assume that the mechanisms of operation of the brain and consciousness remain imprisoned within the confines of Isaac Newton’s three dimensional material universe. Just as the Earth was proved not to be the center of the universe, our current theories that govern our physical universe such as Einstein’s gravity theory and others may become obsolete in our understanding of reality.
D I S E A S E: Never counting your own blessings, wallowing in your own self pity, thinking only of oneself me~ me ~me… Take a look around you seeing others are worse off than you … Every breath she takes spews negativity …such sadness in this world.
NRT = Nutrition Response Testing
Human anatomy has not changed significantly in thousands of years. Over this time Chinese physicians have, as part of their acupuncture treatment, mapped out the body points that refer to all the organs, tissues, functions and systems of the body. Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) is a form of applied kinesiology.
It is an example: of how those reflexes on the body relate to the state of health and the flow of energy in every organ and system in the human body. Testing these reflexes gives me a system of examining and monitoring your body initially and at each visit that has proven to be extremely accurate clinically. This helps me to identify the nutritional needs of the body and how well they are being met. It even allows me to prioritize what weakness is most significant.
Do you know someone this way and how does this person make you feel when you are around them. WE all crave positive energy to be around 🙂
Channeling life-force energy Many in the area of alternative energy therapy or bio Energy therapy describe this method as “channeling” life-force energy to the client to help balance, clear, charge, and energise the client’s energy field.
Bio Energy healing as a therapy is based on re-balancing the body’s energy field. The human body is comprised of bone and tissue with billions of cells making up our organs, skeletal system and body parts. We also have a “Life-Force” field of energy pulsing not only through our nervous system but throughout every cell that forms our overall organism.
A Bio Energy therapist or practitioner learns the many simple techniques which are used to tune in with and balance this life-force energy field, unblock any blockages which may be causing illness or disease, and help boost the immune system. The practitioner acts as a channel or conduit for universal energy. This universal energy field contains all the information required to bring about the necessary conditions for the client’s own natural healing abilities to kick into action.
Scientifically accepted that we are made of energy
It has been scientifically established that we are all basically made of energy. This is our primal life force which holds us together and gives us life. A field of energy surrounds the body called the etheric field and it is thought that disease and illness first originates in this field long before manifesting in the physical body.
This field also referred to as the “Aura” is believed to be our protective layer providing defence against all forms of attack viral and bacterial. Our immune system also helps to protect us. It also eliminates tired, unhealthy and unwanted cells from our body. When our immune system is working efficiently and our energy field is clear and in balance we are well and healthy.
Our cells, tissues and organs vibrate with energy.
When we are healthy each cell in every part of our body is vibrating at its optimum frequency. Equally each organ is also operating at a particular frequency and so on throughout the body.
However when sickness or disease sets in a particular area of the body, the cells are no longer working and vibrating at their normal healthy frequency and so the body may experiences illness.
Everything is made of vibrating energy fields.
Science now confirms that when you begin to look deeper into the physical form and what we perceive as “matter” we find ourselves at the sub-atomic quantum world of creation.
In this micro biotic world of waves and particles everything breaks down into pure energy. Everything is made of vibrating energy fields including our bodies. We are constantly in each other’s fields of energy, whether we like it or not.
Consequently we are influenced by the energy fields of other people; by their thoughts, feelings and by their vibrations (vibes).
We can influence not only our own energy fields by our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes, but we can also bring this influence to bear on those around us – the people with whom ….we live or work…. plus those who pass through our energy fields each day. We have our own energy fields surrounding us and at the same time we have a universal energy field of which we are all an integral part.
We are like peas in a gigantic pot of soup – separate but at the same time connected. This is what’s meant by “We are all one.” We are all part of the one field of energy – The Universal Energy Field – Consciousness.
We “tune in” to the Universal Energy Field
However bearing in mind that since the client is the one who may be sick or unwell,- their biofield or energy field can be influenced more easily by yours. Consequently a therapist / healer / practitioner learns how to “tune in” to the Universal Energy Field, and move, clear and influence the energy field of the other person to bring about a state of homeostasis.
The therapist will have learned the Bio Energy protocols and techniques which enable them to influence and use this encompassing field of energy to bring about balance and harmony not only in their own body’s energy field but also how to help bring about harmony and balance throughout the other person’s energy field.
THINK ABOUT IT explores an innovative solution for healthcare by introducing and examining the effects, results and the future of bioenergy healing.
Although bioenergy still cannot be defined, this film demystifies the “miracle” of energy healing, showing that curing a serious illness, can be an innate ability which lies dormant in each one of us. THINK ABOUT IT, counterbalances this seemingly esoteric subject with a thoughtful, straight forward treatment of real-life experiences and impressions of patients, cutting edge scientists, medical doctors, bioenergy students and healers.
Filled with insight about a new and unusual way of perceiving and understanding healing, THINK ABOUT IT invites the viewer to contemplate and reassess their own beliefs about health and medicine.
This Independent TV documentary made by Zoran Hochstatter and Stephanie Cote features leading scientists such as Dean Radin and Marilyn Schlitz from the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Filmmakers Zoran Hochstatter and Stephanie Cote directed and produced the independent film, THINK ABOUT IT –a healing documentary shown on national TV stations throughout Europe. Their groundbreaking film about energy healing featured Zdenko Domancic along with cutting edge leading scientists and experts on human consciousness, including Dean Radin, the author of “The Conscious Universe” and “Entangled Minds”.
Focusing on a solution, rather than a problem, Think About it created a strong positive reaction on European national TV and on the Internet, stirring an incredible interest in energy modalities worldwide.
This documentary, along with influencing the lives of many of its viewers, dramatically affected Zoran’s and Stephanie’s life path. Zoran changed from being an award winning cinematographer to a highly effective energy healer.
“Symptoms of disease are the outward signs of imbalances in your body’s energy field,” according to Bärbel Aldridge, ND. This field, in bioenergetic theory, consists of a range of energy frequencies that correspond to the individual vibrations of all your body’s organs and systems. As in a symphony orchestra, each instrument in the ensemble of the human organism must interact harmoniously with the whole, or else disharmony and dis-ease result.In our view, disease expresses disharmony in your body on the primary, bioenergetic level of health.
Bioenergetic testing and therapies address the energetic causes of problems, naturally helping your immune system to work more effectively by “tuning in” healthy, harmonious energy, “toning down” inharmonious frequencies, and “tuning out” negative, pathogenic vibrations. At Healing Ways, we believe that bioenergetic assessment and therapy will become a major component of health care in the future. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to bring it to you today.
Naturopathy supports your immune system with wholesome, natural therapy. Suppressing symptoms makes energy disturbances worse by increasing tissue toxicity and energetic blockage and imbalance. In our view this approach furthers degeneration that is often mistaken for “normal aging.” WE apply bioenergetic therapies using bioresonance technologies in combination with highly effective traditional naturopathic means of evaluation and therapy.
Bioresonancetechnologies including therapies that enable us to tap directly into your body’s internal information system of energy meridians to detect and correct energetic disturbances. These approaches, combined with therapeutic applications of the ONDAMED® Biofeedback System, make Healing Ways Holistic Health one of America’s leading centers for bioenergetic evaluation and therapy.
Bioresonance and pulsed electromagnetic biofeedback technologies are the result of over 50 years of international research into the applications of frequencies from the electromagnetic spectrum, including sources like light, sound, and magnetism, in health assessment and therapy.
This research has led to the development of techniques that enlist these forces of nature to strengthen your immune system. Biofeedback, also your body’s reflexive response to information, tells our trained, experienced practitioners when something is good or bad for you.
Combining bioenergetic therapies with biofeedback techniques enables practitioners at Healing Ways to determine what therapy is most beneficial for you and to administer it efficiently. Our clients have been delighted with their results, and you too can find real health care that is not based on invasive tests and toxic therapy at Healing Ways Holistic Health. http://healingwaysnc.com/bioenergetic-therapy/
Healing with bioenergy has been around for thousands of years and is known around the world. Therapy is based on balancing the energy body, our matrix, which is capable of reflecting an imbalance long before the physical body shows any signs of illness or disease. This matrix, our Aura, our defence or immune system, has all the information about our sickness or health. When our energy body is balanced, and surrounds our physical body evenly, we are healthy, but when our energy body is unevenly distributed, we become sick.
The balancing of the energy body by the practitioner is made possible by the fact that the stronger potential influences the weaker potential. The practitioner does not use his or her own energy, rather acts as a facilitator or conduit directing bioenergy to the part of the body where it is needed, or takes excess energy away from the part where there is too much. As such the practitioner supply’s the body with information, contained in the bioenergy, which is necessary for proper functioning of the immune system, so the body begins to heal itself.
This safe, simple and incredibly successful healing method is a phenomenon has helped over a million people worldwide. There are many documented cases of successful healing including the 1985 case study where also the leading medical establishment of Yugoslavia documented Zdenko’s Domančić treatment of 300 people with advanced stages of gangrene. After receiving treatment, the patients were cured of gangrene and no extremities were amputated. This medical evaluation lasted for almost half a year and is documented in a book entitled, “Healer Domančić” by D. Jakcin.
If your not a complete believer into Bioenergy Healing lets compare it to a marathon runner. During a marathon you can be sure at least a few people experienced fatigue, which is pretty much the essence of long distance running. Lactic acid builds up and so does resentment, sapping willpower and energy. Lungs hurt. Muscles tighten. Then all of a sudden, runners find a new burst of energy. This is called “second wind” and it’s as confounding as it is welcome.
The thing about second winds is that they can’t be counted on when you need them. They’re a real phenomenon, yes, but what they are not is a predictable phenomenon.
Second winds depend on a number of factors, including everything from exercise intensity and frequency to what kind of shape you’re in. But although physiologists know they happen, they don’t all agree what’s going on behind the scenes to cause it. Some theorize that your second wind, also known as a runner’s high, may be caused by the body’s release of pain-relieving endorphins.
However, that doesn’t explain the whole thing. More commonly that “high” is believed to happen as the body’s systems come back into balance: Your respiration is regulated; your oxygen intake is fast, deep and plenty; and your body is operating at a slightly elevated temperature, covering you in a light sweat.
Scientists have longer credited second wind to endorphins, the family of opioid hormones that kill pain signals and help us deal with difficult, physically-taxing activities.
Endorphins are also responsible for many other kinds of exercise-related euphorias, so that it makes sense that they would play a role in second wind. Endorphins are already well-connected to runner’s high — the feelings of elation and well-being that runners experience after a race is over. Most experts who believe endorphins are the cause of second wind think of it and runner’s high as interchangeable phenomena that simply manifest at different times.
But there isn’t scientific consensus on second wind. Many researchers caution against conflating it with runner’s high, after all, one of them is a physiological, not psychological, reaction. The mechanisms must be different since the body is under stress, the mind isn’t experiencing things in the same way. While it’s still unclear what exactly is responsible for this sudden fit of momentum, scientists have a few suspects in mind.
One of them is shifting metabolic activity. Our body stores energy in several different ways. Glycogen is the most readily usable form — the body simply breaks it down into its sugary constituents (a.k.a. glucose) and gets on with life. But in patients with McArdle’s disease, the body cannot readily break down glycogen due to a lack of a necessary enzyme — it has to instead pull energy from alternative stores, like fatty acids or proteins.
Individuals with McArdle’s disease, after exercising for a few minutes, report experiencing very similar symptoms to second wind — presumably because their bodies shift quickly to alternative energy sources. In healthy individuals, this wouldn’t normally happen unless the body has run out of glycogen or needs to tap into multiple energy stores during unusually intense activities, like, say, distance running.
Another theory is tied to lactic acid production. As evolved organisms, our bodies use oxygen to breakdown energy sources and function normally. But we also retain an old evolutionary mechanism for producing energy during times of heavy physical activity, sans oxygen. This “anaerobic metabolism” provides a short boost in energy, but creates a lactic acid byproduct. If the body doesn’t rest or if higher oxygen demands aren’t met soon enough, lactic acid could build up and cause muscle cell damage as a result of inflammation.
What does this have to do with second wind? The thinking goes that eventually, during a distance race, the body has acclimated well enough to current conditions that it starts to use oxygen more efficiently, eliminating the need to rely on anaerobic respiration as an energy source. Second wind is the “flush of relief” when your muscles finally get the oxygen they need.
Increased oxygen utilization combined with a decrease in lactic acid production creates euphoria in the middle of the race, and could be what we call second wind. Under this theory, a more seasoned athlete who runs professionally would be much less likely to experience second wind, since their bodies are better trained to utilize oxygen more effectively. They’ve got the wind all along.
Lastly, second wind could actually just be an entirely psychological phenomenon.
Your body might actually just be responding to a suddenly profound sense of confidence or willpower. You just become The Little Engine that Could and subsequently can.
When your second wind kicks in, which takes roughly 10 to 15 minutes to happen, give or take five minutes or so (generally, that is; some people may have to wait much longer), it’s because your body has stopped focusing on expelling excess carbon dioxide and started taking in more oxygen. That’s aerobic energy production (also called aerobic metabolism), and that translates into less pain, easier breathing and a renewed confidence that although you might not have wanted to exercise, maybe it wasn’t such a bad idea after all.
Fueling Your Second Wind
An energy-carrying molecule known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) fuels every living thing — you, me, plants, animals, all of it — and, when you get right down to it, it’s what fuels your second wind.
Adenosine nucleotides are part of the energy production systems of your body, specifically the energy metabolism of your cells. ATP is created from the process of metabolizing the carbohydrates, fats and proteins you consume. It’s formed by a high-energy bond between lower-energy phosphates, adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and inactive phosphate (Pi).
The body makes an ongoing supply of ATP, and it starts with the breakdown of sugars from food. First, a reactive process called glycolysis traps and converts glucose, a monosaccharide, and converts it into fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. Next, that fructose 1,6-bisphosphate is split into two molecules of three-carbon pyruvic acid (CH3COCOOH); that’s important, because ATP energy is produced when those three-carbon molecules are oxidized into pyruvate, the final product of the glycolysis energy-conversion process. In short, your body is constantly breaking down the food you eat and converting it to stored energy, which can fuel that second wind.
Because ATP is critical and stored only in limited amounts, the process of hydrolysis and resynthesis is circular and ongoing. ADP and Pi combine to synthesize and replenish the body’s ATP, and through hydrolysis, ATP is broken down into ADP and Pi as needed for energy. That equation that looks like this: ATP + H2O → ADP + Pi + energy [source: Encyclopedia Britannica].
The human body fuels itself through three types of energy production methods, depending on how intense and how long you engage in that physical activity: phosphagen, anaerobic and aerobic energy production.
When energy is needed in a hurry, it’s the phosphagen system that gives the body immediate energy, lasting only for seconds; ATP is able to fuel some pretty intense muscle contractions, but not for very long. Because the supply of ATP stored in the muscles is limited, the body can only sustain short bursts of energy, like sprinting for no more than five to six seconds [source: Berg]. During intense, short periods of exercise, ATP is rapidly replenished by creatine phosphate, which is stored in the body’s skeletal muscles.
After that first five seconds, the rate of glycolysis — that’s the process that converts glucose to pyruvate, which is needed for cellular respiration — dramatically increases by 1,000 times than while the body’s at rest. The anaerobic energy system, which uses carbohydrates but no oxygen to provide for the body’s energy demands, takes over [source: Stipanuk et al.]. ATP is rapidly generated during anaerobic glycolysis, to be used during intense physical activities lasting between 30 seconds and three minutes [source: Gagliardi]. If the body’s demand for oxygen becomes and remains greater than what you’re supplying, there is an increased risk of lactic acidosis, when pH levels decrease in the body and byproducts of the breakdown of glucose to pyruvate accumulate in the body’s tissues and bloodstream.
Most of the body’s energy needs, though, are produced through a process called aerobic metabolism, also known as mitochondrial respiration. During aerobic endurance exercise, oxygen is required to generate energy from carbohydrates and fats — and to keep up the production of ATP, although its synthesis is low when the aerobic metabolism has kicked in.
When the measure of your oxygen consumption (V02) reaches the maximum volume of oxygen your body can use (V02max), you’ve arrived at your second wind. You’re what some refer to as “in the zone” — you’re focused, you’re not in pain, and your breathing deepens to provide maximum levels of oxygen to your working muscles and maximum ATP regeneration.
As your body gets accustomed to exercising and regulating its energy needs, the odds increase that you’ll see your second wind kick in more frequently because your muscles, including your heart, will be more efficient.
“I know I’m going to have a number of highs and lows over the course of an ultra, to the extent that I don’t really think of it as a ‘second wind’ anymore,” says Rob Colenso, ultra-marathoner and RRCA-certified running coach. “It’s more like, I was able to properly eat and hydrate over the last hour, and so now I feel better and have gotten a burst of energy.”
How will the world die …we better flip our thinking. Will it be a “big bang” cataclysmic events, catastrophe or natural disaster or will the world go out with a wimper. Caused by The Health Care Swamp Triangle (Ascension , UPMC and Highmark), with Corporate Big Wigs like Governor Rick Scott (Fla.) getting kickbacks while calling the shots and making decisions. Our medical system is money driven that’s driving out competition and causing 61% of the bankruptcy today versus only 8% in 1981.
On November 26, 1949, Albert Einstein published an essay in the Saturday Review of Literature in which he described two pivotal moments in his childhood. And The first involved a compass that his father showed him when he was four or five. Einstein recalled his senseofwonderment that the needle always pointed north, even though nothing appeared to be pulling it in that direction. He came to a conclusion, then and there, about the structure of the physical world: “Something deeply hidden had to be behind things.” The second moment occurred soon after he turned twelve, when he was given “a little book dealing with Euclidean plane geometry.” The book’s “lucidity,” he wrote—the idea that a mathematical assertion could “be proved with such certainty that any doubt appeared to be out of the question”—provoked “wonder of a totally different nature.” Pure thought could be just as powerful as geomagnetism.
Throughout his career, Einstein would continue to deploy symmetry arguments like a scalpel, getting to the hidden heart of things. He opened his revolutionary 1905 paper on the special theory of relativity by noting an asymmetry in the existing theories of electricity and magnetism: “It is known that Maxwell’s electrodynamics—as usually understood at the present time—when applied to moving bodies, leads to asymmetries which do not appear to be inherent in the phenomena.” Those asymmetries, Einstein sensed, must be a clue to something rotten at the core of physics as it was then formulated. In his mind, everything else—space, time, matter, energy—was up for grabs, but not symmetry. Think of the courage it required to reformulate nearly all of physics from the ground up, even if it meant revising Newton and Maxwell along the way.
Finally, although the young Einstein made his proof of the Pythagorean theorem look easy, it surely wasn’t. Remember that, in his Saturday Review essay, he says that it required “much effort.” Later in life, this tenacity—which Einstein also referred to as his own stubbornness—would serve him well. It took him years to come up with general relativity, and he often felt overwhelmed by the abstract mathematics that the theory required. Although he was mathematically powerful, he was not among the world’s best. (“Every boy in the streets of Göttingen understands more about four-dimensional geometry than Einstein,” one of his contemporaries, the mathematician David Hilbert, remarked.)
“Life’s clever. It figures out how to suck electrons out of everything you eat, everything you drink, everything you absorb from the photons of the sun to the electrons attached to minerals and then keep them under control to be used by the body when needed!”
The Negative Charged Ion – The Electron
Every breath we take, every move we make… so goes the song.
Yet every move we make does depend on every breath we take and every drink (or meal) we take,
because our movement is fueled by electrical (electron) energy that we store in the body. We receive our energy from the sources of sun, air, food, water, and rocks.
Electrical energy doesn’t just ‘drop’ out of the air, food or water that we ingest. In its usual form it is not chemically available. It can’t always be called upon to support every move we make because it is not always ready for chemical reaction.
For any chemical reaction to occur there needs to be two molecules involved, and each of these molecules must have something to ‘trade’, in the form of compatible atoms that are either positively or negatively charged.
Positively charged molecules (and the atoms within them) will easily and naturally unite with negatively charged molecules of equivalent and compatible charge.
Put simply, all of your body functions rely on the electrical energy released from the unity of the ‘charge’ of the molecules in it and the opposite ‘charge’ in food water or air that enters it.
So what is an ion?
Positive Ion: an atom (or molecule) that has lost one or more electrons due to a high-energy impact. Natural forces that generate positive ions include the decay of radioactive minerals, radon gas, forest fires, lightning and ultraviolet rays.
Negative Ion: an atom (or molecule) that has gained one or more extra negatively charged electrons. Negative ions are naturally generated by evaporating water.
An ion is any atom that has a positive or a negative charge. A positively charged ion will seek a negatively charged one to unite with, have a glorious ‘coupling’ and then turn into something totally new and available.
So why do we rave on so much about negative ions?
Because the result of every move you make (a net spending of electrical energy) is a positively charged body. The molecules in your body are left holding a positive charge. They are unavailable for future ‘couplings’ unless we get a new batch of attractive and giving negative ions in quickly.
As we hear so often these days, things ain’t what they used to be. The air is different. Putting it very frankly and unscientifically, it’s full of crud or acid. Positively charged ions are crud or acid. Nothing ever ‘goes away’ on our little green planet and every exhaust, every chimney plume, every release of gas, stays within our thin and fragile ionosphere.
It stays in the air we gulp as we run along the beach, it stays in the water we drink, and it stays in the food we eat. And all of this acidic pollution or positive ions are useless for energy production within the body.
The air we breath in our garden, only 500 meters from the beach, contains only around 150 negative ions/cc/sec. but it also contains around 700 positive ions. This means that even as we lay on the beach doing absolutely nothing, our bodies are getting short-shifted by 2000 (required) plus 700 positive charged ions less 150 negative ions = 2550 ions/cc/second.
Negative and Positive Ion Levels Measured in Various Locations
Kowakidani Hot Spring
Near Minoh Waterfall
(These measurements were taken in Japan)
In some offices with computer stations, no negative base ions were detected at all! Inside typical Tokyo residences, positive ions were found to be 500 times more numerous than negative ions. These findings may be due to inadequate ventilation both in office buildings and energy – efficient houses, as well as from the use of electronic devices that generate electromagnetic fields and from building materials that emit formaldehyde and other toxic fumes. On the other hand, high negative ion levels, such as at waterfalls, hot springs and other highly moist areas, will neutralize positive ions, leading to very low positive ion levels.
In any case, these measurements suggest that it is difficult to maintain sufficient levels of negative ions in the present age.
Because the environment can no longer supply our basic negative ions, our bodies have to negatively ionize the air, water and food that enters our bodies just to get bare minimum negatively charged ions needed, and lying there in the sun, the body is working non-stop just to supply enough available electrical energy to the body just to get up off the sand and walk to the car!
Did we always have to do this?
We have managed to take our beautiful planet from a garden paradise to a techno-aicid-trash world in less than a century, and we have done one ‘good’ job.
Where once clear air and spring or glacial water gave us all the negative charged ions we needed, today the same basics actually rob our bodies of energy.
Like the idea of drinking pure alkaline rainwater?
It robs you of negatively charged electrons from your body. It is also acidic, having combined with CO 2 and pollutants as it falls from the clouds, and so it only contributes to the acidic state of your body.
Want to go to the beach and reinvigorate on pure ocean air?
That air just blew all the way from a Brazilian chemical factory and now it’s your turn to breath it in.
So we are suffocating in our air, drying up in our water, and toxifying as we eat our so-called clean supermarket food.
In a radical state, radical action is required – and we are indeed in a radical state of personal bodily survival. We have lost the negative ions, the life electrical energy we need to even breathe freely.
It’s not hard to understand how we age the way we do. Suddenly we are old and we wonder how it happened. Yet it’s been happening for years because every day our wonderful, amazing bodies have been slugging it out and losing the battle to keep aging at bay by maintaining its alkaline design.
Instead of performing daily housekeeping functions, it is flat out ionizing water, food and air to make it energetically available for energy storage.
The Chinese adepts well knew the power of this negative charge ionization process. They call the energy in the body chi, and they say it comes from the air, from water and from food.
In his book, “The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity”, author and longevity expert Daniel Reid says, ‘Since there exists no equivalent term in English for ‘Chi’ or ‘Prana’, we shall refer to it as ‘bionic’ or ‘bioelectric’ energy.
This combines the idea of living energy uniquely associated with living organisms (bio-) with that of electricity (-electric) and negatively charged ions (ionic).’
In 1838, deHufeland wrote in The Art of Prolonging the Life of Man, ‘ A careful study of the phenomena of the vital force in the organized world leads us to recognize in it the following properties ands laws: the vital force is the most subtle, most penetrating, most invisible agent we have known until now in nature; in this respect it surpasses even light, electricity and magnetism, with which in other respects it seems to have the greatest analogy…
We find a striking analogy between the vital force and magnetism. The life force can exist in a free and latent state, and in this respect has a close analogy to heat and electricity.’
More recently, French Scientist Dr J. Belot said, ‘When we consider organic life in the light of biophysics, we find that electrical phenomena are at the root of all cellular life and we conclude that the end of everything is an electrical charge.’
In March 1968, 44 years ago, Le Monde reported that the presence of negative ions or ionization facilitates oxygen absorption, aids elimination of CO2 in the alveoli of the lungs, yet positive ions have precisely the opposite effect. Gases, dust, chemical fumes, acidic foods such as meat, dairy, high sugar fruit, grains, coffee, soda pop, tea, vinegar, alcohol, etc., all enter the body as positively charged ions, trapping the tiny negative charged ions in their large absorbent form, rendering your air technically ‘dead’.
When we read the work of Dr Otto Warburg, Nobel Scientist, we begin to understand the absolute importance not only of ionizing alkalizing oxygen, sodium, hydrogen and nitrogen, but the utter importance for our longevity of their entry into the body in a negatively charged form.
We also begin to see the extent of the effect of common-use substances. A plastic seat will accelerate mental fatigue, as will plastic wall coverings. Objects covered in polyethylene produce fields of between 5 and 10,000 volts/meter.
In a space enclosed by polyethylene the rate can skyrocket to 100,000 volts/meter . Certain synthetic clothes are strong enough to set up a field that repels all negatively charged ions in your immediate vicinity! Go stand on a mountain; it won’t help much if you’re wearing your favorite synthetic ski jacket or plastic synethic shoes!
In any case, these measurements suggest that it is difficult to maintain sufficient levels of negative ions or electrons in our present age of acidic foods, water, drugs and lifestyles.
How Positive (PROTONS) and Negative (ELECTRONS) Ions Affect Our BodY!
YOUR BODY IS ALKALINE BY DESIGN – Dr. Robert O. Young
Negative Ions – ALKALINITY
Positive Ions – ACIDITY
Dilate blood vessels
Constrict blood vessels
Increase blood alkalinity
Increase blood acidity
increase nitrogen in urine
decrease nitrogen in urine
Stabilize respiration and make breathing easier
Accelerate respiration and make breathing more difficult.
Decrease pulse rate
Increase pulse rate
Enhance heart function
Impair heart function
Speed physical recovery
Prolong physical recovery
Autonomic Nervous System
Calm and relax nerves
Tense and strain the nervous system
Promote healthy growth
Suppress and delay growth
Harmful Effects of Positive Ions
Ions were first linked to human health by a Japanese medical study in 1910, which showed that patients with arthritis experienced greater pain when weather fluctuations elevated the percentage of positive ions in the atmosphere. As a result of this and other research, in Japan the close relationship between ions and health has long been widely recognized.
Cold fronts and low pressure systems increase the percentage of positive ions in the atmosphere, leading to a decrease in the number of negative ions in our bodies. Doctors in Japan report that under such conditions, the symptoms of their asthma and arthritis patients are aggravated, and the number of strokes increases.
In North America, the relationship between positive ions and asthma has also been studied. Positive ion winds (in which there are extremely high concentrations of positive ions) in Calgary, Alberta, southern California, and other places around the world have been found to coincide with increased incidence of asthma attacks (Guy Cramer, “Advanced Research on Atmospheric Ions and Respiratory Problems”, Certified Medinex Website, Sept. 2, 1996, http://mypage.direct.ca/g/gcramer/asthma.html).
Moreover, in recent years a number of doctors in Japan report that high levels of positive ions in the immediate environment – due to electromagnetic fields generated from computers, cell phones and other electronic devices – can both impair brain function and suppress the immune system, leading to a host of ailments.
Symptoms include headache, lack of energy, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, nausea, stomachache, breathing difficulty, vertigo (dizziness), poor concentration and mental performance, and sleep disturbance. When blood or urine samples from individuals reporting such symptoms are analyzed, extremely high levels of the stress hormone serotonin are detected. This hormone is known to be potentially harmful to the body at high levels, and it is thought that positive ions may work to increase serum serotonin. (Negative base ions, on the other hand, cause the body to convert excess serotonin into a harmless compound).
Positive acidic ions or free radicals in the body, oxidizing cells throughout the entire system. They damage healthy cells and increase the acidity of the blood and tissues. When cells are oxidized, lactic and uric acid levels rise drastically, resulting in a variety of maladies, including cancer. The balance of the endocrine, immune, and autonomic nervous systems is thrown off, and blood and lymph circulation declines. As a result, aging processes accelerate, and premature aging or body fermentation occurs.
The following are human-made environmental factors that increase positive ion levels; each hazard is either new to the last century, or has magnified significantly during that time.
Human-Made Hazards that Increase Positive Ion Levels
Exhaust fumes – the major environmental cause
River pollution and acidic rain
Dioxin produced from the burning of waste materials
Pesticides and food additives
Phosphorus compounds used in everyday products
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) over 3 mG, generated by X-rays, electric appliances, computers and other electronic devices, power lines, etc.
Negative Base Ions Neutralize Acids or Positive Charged Ions
It is said that 2% of the oxygen we breathe turns into free radicals in our bodies. When these free radicals combine with free radicals produced by other sources (such as heavy metals, chemicals, bacteria, and positive ions or acids), they become even more harmful. Negatively charged ions work to prevent oxidation or fermentation of the blood and tissues by neutralizing the free radicals in our cells. As a result, cells are revitalized, and immunity and resistance are strengthened. Negatively charged ions also work to balance the autonomic nervous system and improve gastrointestinal function. They can relax the mind and body, promote deep sleep, increase metabolism, stabilize appetite and blood pressure, enhance recovery from physical exhaustion, and help one feel refreshed and invigorated. Negatively charged alkalizing ions are essential to overall health. Below is a summary of the healing properties of negatively charged alkalizing ions.
Healing Properties of Negative Ions
Recovery from physical exhaustion or fatigue – by increasing nascent oxygen levels in the blood and facilitating more efficient oxygen utilization, negative ions help accelerate recovery from fatigue.
Stabilizing brain function – by promoting abundant nascent oxygen levels in the blood, negatively charged ions help normalize brain function, resulting in relaxation and calmness.
Blood purification – by increasing the levels of calcium and sodium in the blood stream, negatively charged ions help restore a healthy (slightly alkaline at 7.365) pH balance to the blood and tissues.
Increasing metabolism – by stimulating the exchange of electronic substances in cell walls, negatively charged ions help increase metabolism.
Strengthening the immune system – high levels of negatively charged ions promote production of globulin in the blood, resulting in stronger resistance to illness.
Balancing the autonomic nervous system – negatively charged ions can calm and relax taut nerves by balancing the opposing sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system.
Promoting better digestion – by counteracting over-arousal of the sympathetic nervous system, negatively charged ions help ease tension in the stomach and intestines, promoting the production of digestive enzymes and enhancing digestion.
Cell rejuvenation – negatively charged ions help revitalize cell metabolism, enhancing the vitality of muscle tissue and strengthening internal organs.
For overall health – negatively charged ions can rejuvenate and revitalize all of the body’s systems and cells, promoting a stronger overall constitution.
Researching the Effects of Negatively Charged Alkalizing Ions – Studies Conducted in Japan
Many doctors and researchers in Japan have been studying the effects of negative ions. According to them, an insufficient number of negative ions in our environment results in suppressed immune, nervous, and digestive function, eventually leading to a variety of illnesses. Some doctors in Japan even treat their patients using a medical device that produces natural (not artificially produced) negative ions, with successful results. Below are some of the research results on the effects of negative ions.
In 1975, Nanzandoh Medical Clinic in Japan published some astonishing results from their research on negative ion therapy, finding it effective in the treatment of high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, tinnitus (ringing of the ears), as well as for various disorders of the nervous, respiratory, and digestive systems, thyroid gland, and skin. It was also found to speed recovery from illness and slow aging processes.
A clinic near Ueyamada Hot Spring in Shinshu, Japan, treated Alzheimer’s patients with negative ion therapy, and more than half were cured of the disease, recovering on their own with no further treatment! Following this, a medical team at Shinshu University also found that negative ions work to heal damaged cells in mice.
Dr. Tomoh Tsubushi, a medical professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University and sports medicine specialist, has closely followed negative ion research. In 1997, he concluded from his own studies that when negative ion therapy was applied after exercise, it quickly normalized blood pressure, reduced serum serotonin levels, and accelerated recovery time from exhaustion. In 2000, his paper on the beneficial effects of negative ions on the human body was published in Shuki no Kenkyu, a Japanese scientific journal.
According to research conducted by Shiseido, the world-renowned Japanese cosmetics company, inhaling air containing 3,200 positive ions per cubic centimeter for 20 minutes resulted in thirst, loss of voice, and nasal congestion due to elevated serum serotonin levels. In contrast, inhaling negative ions for 10 minutes stabilized brain waves, resulting in a sense of calmness. In the group that inhaled negative ions, hardly any serotonin was detected in blood or urine samples. (Negative ions cause the body to convert excess serotonin – the antagonist for most of the problems – into a harmless chemical compound).
“A doctor treating burn victims with negative ion generators found that those patients who also had respiratory problems – chronic bronchitis or asthma – all reported that negative ion therapy helped them breathe more easily. With these findings the doctor started research into the effects of ions on respiratory ills. This research was carried out at the Northeastern Hospital, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Hospital, and the Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia. He found 63% of patients suffering from hay fever or bronchial asthma ‘have experienced partial or total relief’ because of negative ion therapy. One hospital doctor who worked on the project said later, ‘They come in sneezing, eyes watering, nose itching, worn out from lack of sleep, so miserable they can hardly walk. Fifteen minutes in front of the negative ion machine and they feel so much better they don’t even want to leave.’”
“The U.S. experimenters Windsor and Becket gave sixteen volunteers overdoses of positive ions for just 20 minutes at a time and all of them developed dry throats, husky voices, headaches, and itchy or obstructed noses. Five of the volunteers were tested for total breathing capacity, and it was found that a positive ion overdose reduced that capacity by 30 percent. Exposed to negative ions for ten minutes, the volunteers’ maximum breathing capacity was unaffected. What is significant here is that negative ions did not affect the amount of air breathed, but positive ions made breathing more difficult”
“In Britain, two Oxford University statisticians conducted a study among 100 victims of asthma, bronchitis, and hay fever chosen at random from a list of people who had purchased negative ion generators in the hope that it would help their problems. In the end their report was based on interviews with only 74 of the 100. They found that 18 of 24 asthmatics; 13 of 17 bronchitis sufferers; 11 of 12 hay fever victims; and 6 of 10 people afflicted with nasal catarrh reported that negative ion generators had noticeably improved their condition. A few claimed the generator had cured them.”
“Brazilian Hospitals have commonly used ionizing devices for the treatment of breathing problems, including allergies, following a test involving 36 children with asthmatic allergies. All of them had consistent and in some cases crippling problems before taking negative ion therapy; during the treatment only one of them suffered an allergy attack and afterward all were reportedly cured, at least to the point that they no longer suffered problems so long as they took part in occasional negative ion therapy sessions.”
“In 1966 at a hospital in Jerusalem, doctors performed a series of tests on 38 infants between two and twelve months old. All suffered to about the same degree from respiratory problems. They were divided into two groups of nineteen, one kept as a control group in a ward without any ion charge and the other where a negative ion generator was in use.”
“The researchers reported that negative ions without any other treatment – that is, no drugs – seemed to cure attacks of asthma and bronchitis more quickly than drugs, antibiotics included. They also observed that there were none of the ‘adverse side effects’ frequently found when treating such children with drugs. They concluded that the children treated with negative ions were less prone to ‘rebound attacks’ (relapses). As to objectivity, the scientific report said that the tests ‘demonstrated that the atmospheric ions have an effect on infants, especially those suffering from asthmatic bronchitis.’ Less scientifically, they found that babies didn’t cry as often and as loudly when they were breathing negative ions as they did in normal air. And there is nothing subjective about a bawling baby.”
Without adequate negatively charged ions, we are literally working ourselves to death and we don’t even realize it. Yet the technology now exists to replace the body’s load, to support the alkaline design of the body, the white blood cells, and to promote not just a long life, but a strong, vital electron rich life.
With the pH Miracle WaterMark Ionization (ionized water) and negatively charged food and negatively charged pH Miracle nutritional supplements, you are now able to derive huge quantities of negatively charged ions as Hydroxyl ions (OH-) in a micro-clustered form that will flow between cell walls and react with acidic positively charged wastes that are causing energy loss, lethargy and a predisposition to almost every major illness; all in water direct from your tap or in a glass bottle or in your acidic foods, like high sugar fruit, meat, and dairy.
With the ionization of air you will receive ionized nitrogen and oxygen that gives itself away immediately to facilitate energy conversion and storage. The ionized nitrogen acts on your cellular communication system and dilates the blood vessels to maintain not only a strong nutrient transport system, but an efficient messaging service, allowing your body to reinstate real communication. You begin to know your own body again.
The cost, when we look realistically at a future that statistically means ill-health, cancer, heart disease and bodily degeneration, is incredibly small. Like the tiny negatively charged atom, this technology is easy to dismiss, but deceptively powerful.
The technology is here and now with pH Miracle ionized water machines, foods and supplements.
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The June 2012, Health and Healing Crusade welcomed Robert O. Young Ph.D. who gave three incredible talks on promoting an alkaline diet. He claims that health depends primarily on proper balance between an alkaline and acid environment in the human body, and that an acid environment causes cancer, obesity, osteoporosis, yeast overgrowth, flu, skin disorders, and other diseases.
Kelley is an herbalist, owner of alternative and holistic health boutique Sunshine Organic Herbals, and medical THC oil-maker whom when she was based in Truckee, CA. Kelley created small batches of ultra-concentrated THC extract oil which medical marijuana patients use for conditions ranging from auto-immune disorders, to pain, to sleep problems, to cancer and beyond. In this exclusive EWAO interview Kelley shares some tricks of the trade and insider experiences from her years creating and providing this liquid gold to her clients as well as some compelling firsthand stories for how THC oil has brought healing and rejuvenation to a variety of real life health concerns.
Kelley states, Years ago I was enrolled in an herbalism symposium and decided to take a medical marijuana course from a well-known doctor. Mind you I was on the East Coast at the time in a state where cannabis was still very criminalized so this was a kind of hush hush subject to most. I was excited to actually get to learn in an environment where my curiosity would be welcomed. I was completely blown away by all of the info I learned, but best of all I befriended many people whose lives had been changed by the plant. From that day on I immersed myself in getting to know the plant in deeper ways than just the typical uses people associate with the plant.
THC oil also called cannabis oil can be used for many different ailments and health issues. Most commonly it is used for cancer treatment and also for controlling seizure disorders. Insomnia ,anxiety, and stress can be alleviated from use of the oil as well. It can also be used for relief from conditions where pain and/or inflammation present themselves, whether it is a chronic or acute issue.
I have also observed the oil working complimentary with conventional medical treatments to relieve common side effects such as pain, nausea, appetite suppression, insomnia, etc. It is even helpful for everyday issues such as headache, back ache, and menstrual cramp relief. In the past, I encountered a patient who used it to relieve the intense nausea and pain associated with a stomach bug. I feel like the uses are endless with this product.
As for the psychoactive indications of the oil, that all depends on the patient, tolerance, and the health issue that is being treated. I do work one on one with each individual to find out what works best for their system to avoid euphoria if needed. That being said sometimes a little bliss can open a whole new world of physical healing in the body.
It seems like there are lots of people talking about the oil now and there is lots of information circulating around the internet in regards to creating this medicine.
I personally feel like everyone needs to do their own research and find a trusted creator to obtain the medicine or a well educated mentor to learn how to create the medicine for themselves.There are a few personal rules I would like to pass along though.
Know your plant material. Either get it from a reputable source or grow it yourself. You don’t necessarily need any of these high profile medical marijuana strains so don’t get hung up on getting on a waiting list for a specific strain. Are some plant strains better than others for certain issues? Of course, but hey if you can only obtain or grow A,B, or C right now. DO IT. Don’t suffer because you have been told you need this one specific plant strain.
Only use high quality ingredients for your solvent or make sure your oil creator is using high quality ingredients. I am an herbalist by nature and wouldn’t make any of my plant remedies whether cannabis or chamomile with any questionable ingredients. Some recipes and oil makers are calling for naptha, isopropyl alcohol or butane. I find that to be a ridiculous and dangerous way to make a healing remedy. We are trying to cure health issues here not create new ones, right?
I think since I am in the business that I am in, I do not come across people that are too resistant. Most people come to me in a last ditch effort to heal themselves or a very ill loved one and are completely fed up with the medical establishment. At that point they are very open to natural healing modalities. You may be surprised to hear I had tiny children on the oil all the way up to grandmas and everyone in between. I know many people feel patients get their medical marijuana recommendation just because they are “potheads.” I laugh at that statement. I can tell you right now neither the child or that grey haired grandma fit that description at all.
One of my favorite patients is a child who was on 5 different seizure medications a few months ago. Suffered from 100’s of seizures a day and was developmentally delayed due to it. Since being on the oil for a couple months, this child is now on NO seizure medications and engages with his family . He tells his mother he loves her without being prompted, she NOW has her little boy back.
Another is a late stage cancer patient suffering from severe side effects from medical treatments. This person had no quality of life. Could not play with his children and was in and out of the ER on a regular basis due to pain, complications, and infections. He was on the highest doses of every prescription pain reliever you could think of. After being on the oil he is no longer on the prescription meds and can enjoy his life and children again. His family is so unbelievably grateful for the oil. They have hope in a world where the medical community gave them none.
These miracles I encounter on a daily basis due to cannabis oil.
Questions and Answers ???
Does THC oil have the potential to be addictive?
Kelley: Well in most cases where it is said that cannabis is addictive it have been taken out of context by people with an agenda against the plant As in the case where they say stopping cannabis use may cause irritability, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, anxiety, and drug craving. What if you were using the cannabis oil as a medicine for sleeplessness, anxiety and decreased appetite, and you stopped your medicine? Wouldn’t you have a “drug craving” for cannabis to help you feel better again? Wouldn’t you have “irritablility” since you are tired from having “sleeplessness” and hungry from “decreased appetite”?
EWAO-Talk to me about dosing. For a person wanting to benefit from the health and healing factors of THC oil, what is the recommended dose, how often, and for what period of time?
Kelley: Everyone is different in dosing. It all depends on the person, and their health issue. It is extremely concentrated so you start with a piece the size of a tiny grain of rice. That’s why it is best to do your research and work very closely with a trusted person. I am always available personally to anyone anytime I am working with, that way its individualized and their doses work most effectively.
EWAO- do you think eventually the cannabis plant will be legalized in all the states?
Kelley: I have a theory on that. I feel like it will be legalized on the government’s terms, Such as isolating certain CBDs from the plant and making THAT legal and not making the whole plant legal. That way big pharma can get their hands involved and make a drug from the isolated constituents. They are only interested in the money making part of legalizing it and bastardizing the medicine. They don’t care about curing anything, there is no money in a cure.
EWAO-are there any benefits of using THC oil that are surprising or were unexpected even by you?
Kelley: I am never surprised by the amazing healing powers of the oil , but the results of using it in skin products was a little unexpected. Of course … it can be used topically for skin issues such as skin cancer, psoriasis and eczema, but making it into cleansing or moisturizing beauty products was a really cool experiment that I have been very pleased with. “CANNABIS the new high end beauty product available at Macys”.
EWAO- How has THC oil affected your life and health?
Kelley: It has affected me deeply by being able to help so many people and families take control of their health and get their lives back . I am so honored and blessed to be able to work firsthand with the plant to create a product that has touched so many people on so many levels . I go to bed every night and wake up every morning in complete awe of the oil and the power it holds.
EWAO- How would you compare the experience of using pure THC oil vs. smoking or otherwise inhaling the plant material in vaporized or other form?’
Kelley: I don’t use the plant in any other ways but tincture and oil. I am older so even when I did partake in smoking, vaporizing wasn’t available. So I am probably not the best to ask about the experience. I do know with the oil, it’s a much more comparable experience to an edible cannabis product.
EWAO- Who, in your experience and opinion, can benefit from THC oil? Is it for everyone?
Kelley: So many people can benefit from the oil in one way or the other.
EWAO- Is THC oil beneficial simply for physical health problems, or can it also be therapeutic for issues related to emotions and mental disorders as well?
Kelley: Certainly, it can help people when they have emotional issues across the board. Some oil can energize the brain which may be helpful for issues such as depression or moodiness. Some oil can relax the brain which can be helpful for anxiety or racing thoughts.
EWAO- As an herbalist, how does THC oil compare, therapeutically speaking, to other medicinal herbs you cultivate or work with?
Kelley: Cannabis is more expensive, sometimes illegal to obtain, and can be harder to cultivate than most herbs. Other than that is works in the same manner as most herbal medicine in the way that it natural and meant for us to be used to alleviate health issues.
Everything on the Earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence. ~ Mourning Dove, Christine Quintasket(1888-1936) Saiish
Kelley is presently in the process of opening in Delray Beach FL. I’m waiting on licenses from the USDA, FDA, city and county. Then she will be up and running again 🙂
You can check out Kelley’s selection of herbal and holistic health products on her Sunshine Herbals Facebook page and Website.
When”i” is replaced by “we” — “illness” becomes “wellness”
Bud Romine was diagnosed with incurable cancer in 1994. He was given three years to live. In 1996 a newspaper article caught his eye.The article described the work of a local doctor, Brian Druker, who was testing a new kind of cancer drug. In 1997, months away from death, Bud Romine became the first patient ever to take Gleevec.
Within 17 days, Bud had returned to perfect health. Indeed, the drug seems to cure everyone with Bud’s disease — Chronic Myeloid Leukemia — by fixing the DNA that causes it. Today, the prospect of more drugs that work at the level of DNA is a real one. In 1990, Gleevec was the only one in development. There are currently hundreds of drugs in development that might work in the same revolutionary way on different kinds of cancer.
The final work for the DNA scientists is identifying all the damaged genes that cause cancer. But with the Human Genome Project finished, a single lab will be able to do this in just five years. Fifty years after Crick and Watson discovered the double helix, the secret of life may finally be living up to its name.
The film tells the story of Carr’s battle with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE), a vascular cancer in the lining of the blood vessels in her liver and lungs so rare that only 0.01 percent of the cancer population has it. Around 200 to 300 cases are diagnosed in America every year – the cause is unknown.
Carr’s struggle with cancer begins after a visit to the doctor, following a particularly difficult yoga class. Initially thinking it was a yoga-related injury, Carr is devastated to learn she has a rare form of cancer, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE). From the doctor’s explanation, her liver has so many tumors it looks like Swiss cheese. EHE is so rare, it is only diagnosed 200 to 300 times a year, or to about .1 percent of the population. Characteristics of the cancer include a tumor that rarely metastasizes and is very difficult to diagnose. eHAE is unresponsive to any known strain of chemotherapy, making treatment very difficult.
As with Kris Carr, it is “most often an incidental finding in young asymptomatic women.” Despite its rarity, Carr is told that her tumors are not behaving aggressively, and so her doctor advises that she “watch and wait” for two months before having more tests to determine whether the tumors change, grow, or remain the same.
Despite the grim prognosis, Carr refuses to accept her sickness as an end to her life, and sets out to explore alternative methods with which to fight her cancer. After her doctor recommends she start taking care of her body with diet and exercise, Carr is determined to “take that crumb and turn it into a cake.” Her first stop out of the doctor’s office is a shopping trip to the organic grocer Whole Foods. Her careful and precise monitoring of her food intake allows her a sense of control which she finds comforting.
Shining a Spotlight on Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma: The cancer is so rare that research funding is scarce and little is known about its natural history. Although localized epithelioid hemangioendothelioma can be surgically resected, there is no effective therapy for systemic disease, and mortality from the cancer ranges between 13% and 18% when confined to soft tissue. ((( life expectancy in metastatic cases is unpredictable and ranges from a couple of months to 15 to 20 years.)))
I know it is possible to defeat this disease.… My goal is to ensure that my son and the thousands of other epithelioid hemangioendothelioma survivors won’t have to die from this cancer, maybe just with it. —Jane Gutkovich
MercyMe When their hit song, “I Can Only Imagine” crossed into mainstream radio, the story behind the song was as popular as the tune itself. MercyMe frontman Bart Millard wrote the song after his dad died of cancer as a way to deal with his grief and sense of loss. People assumed that the two men had always been close. Now, it turns out that Bart’s dad was abusive until getting diagnosed and turning his life over to the Lord.
Bart tells the story that his dad was an abusive father up through his freshman year in high school. When he found out that he had cancer, his whole life changed. He committed himself to Christ and one of the few “old things” to go was his abusive ways. “He kind of fell in love with Christ and he went from the monster to the guy I wanted to be like when I grew up,” Millard shared. For the next five years, the two were very close, a bond that Bart referred to as “best friends.”
While Bart is a lot older and wiser now, emotional scars from years of abuse lingered. A song that he wrote for the band’s latest album, Welcome to the New called “Dear Younger Me” lays it out there and serves as a gentle reminder to victims of abuse that the burden of guilt doesn’t lie with them. His story itself is a reminder too … even though bad things can happen in this life, they’re not set in stone, nor are they forever. God can (and often does) turn lives around and that leads to much better results. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLnI-9tORYA
Be Willing to Walk Alone!!!!
A new beginning is on your horizon but you must have the courage to push through. Declare your struggles over. Declare your enemies defeated. Declare yourself victorious. Do this with passion. Your own self-talk is a very powerful tool in cultivating your belief system and ultimately your results. If you are defeated in your thoughts you will be defeated in your life. If you are a champion in your thoughts – your success is inevitable. Living the Law of Attraction
One major change is that these treatments weaken your immune system, which can increase your chances of getting an infection, including a fungal & candida, viral or bacterial infection and Lyme disease if heaven forbid a tick would bite you. https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/infections/cancer-patients.html
Graviola and its Role in Cancer Treatment
The anti-cancer properties of this fruit have been a topic of research over the past 40 years. Since the 1970s, more than 20 laboratory studies have been conducted on graviola-derived compounds. These studies have shown that graviola may have the potential of destroying malignant cells in 12 different types of cancer including prostate, breast, lung, colon and pancreatic cancers. Although test-tube and animal research demonstrates that graviola may be an anti-cancer agent, there have been no clinical trials or studies in humans, and therefore the use of graviola for cancer treatment remains a topic of debate.
In 1996, research published in the Journal of Natural Products showed that compound 1 (one of five extracted from the seed of the graviola fruit) was “selectively cytotoxic to colon adenocarcinoma cells (HT-29)” and “10,000 times stronger” in inhibiting cancer growth than the chemotherapy drug adriamycin. In 1997, a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry suggested that graviola showed better results in destroying breast cancer cells than chemotherapy. Studies conducted at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have proved graviola extract to be effective against both breast cancer and liver cancer. A cell study in 1999 showed graviola had anti-prostate cancer and breast cancer activity; another 2002 cell study showed that graviola exhibited anti-hepatoma (liver cancer) activity. Studies performed at the University of Nebraska found that graviola inhibited the growth of pancreatic cancer cells.
In 2011, the journal Nutrition and Cancer revealed highly promising research on graviola and breast cancer. Researchers found that graviola fruit extract (GFE) suppressed expression of a breast-cancer causing oncogene known as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in animal models. According to the researchers, “a 5-wk dietary treatment of GFE (200 mg/kg diet) significantly reduced the protein expression of EGFR in breast tumors by 56%…. Overall, dietary GFE inhibited tumor growth, as measured by wet weight, by 32%.”
Perhaps the best finding from the studies is that graviola extract acts only upon cancer cells and does not harm the healthy growth of normal body cells. This finding is also supported by Leslie Taylor, author of The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs, who stated that the inhibitory action of graviola was found to be effective only in the cancerous cell membranes and not on the healthy ones.
Many of the health benefits of graviola are thought to be derived from its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiviral effects; however, before you go out and buy the product, keep in mind that consumption of graviola has also been associated with adverse effects. Because the plant has not yet been researched in humans, we don’t know much about how graviola affects the body. Graviola is a very strong natural fruit that should be ingested with care.
If you are considering taking graviola, be aware that the plant can dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure, so those whose blood pressure is already low, or are already on medication to reduce hypertension, should consult their physician before taking graviola. Laboratory research has found that some substances in graviola can cause nerve damage and that these substances can cross into the brain from the bloodstream. Alkaloids extracted from graviola may cause nerve dysfunction and degeneration, leading to symptoms similar to those of Parkinson’s disease. Graviola may also lower platelet counts and decrease the uptake of radiopharmaceuticals used in nuclear imaging. While eating the fruit may be okay in moderation, until we learn more, we caution especially against taking a concentrated graviola supplement.
The use of graviola to fight cancer has been strongly debated. Medical experts have warned about the use of the fruit to treat cancer while scientific researchers have been trying to prove its efficiency in cancer treatment. Though graviola research is still in the nascent stage, its promising anti-cancer properties cannot be neglected and will hopefully encourage pharmaceutical companies to conduct more research to prove its worth and efficacy.
 Coothankandaswamy V, Liu Y, Mao SC, Morgan JB et al. The alternative medicine pawpaw and its acetogenin constituents suppress tumor angiogenesis via the HIF-1/VEGF pathway. J. Nat. Prod., 2010, 73 (5), 956–961, April 27, 2010
See Sleep 101: The Basics for more information about sleep hygiene and additional herbal and/or prescription options.
Sleep is often disturbed in chronic Lyme disease. Lack of adequate sleep worsens pain, increases fatigue, and suppresses the immune system. It appears that in response to infection, the excess inflammatory cytokines produced by the immune system decrease the output of sleep inducing hormones to the sleep centers of the brain. A restorative amount of sleep is 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Sleep in the few hours before midnight is most restorative.
Cytokines are inflammatory chemicals made by the immune system in chronic Lyme disease. Lowering them with curcumin and antioxidants found in a good multivitamin (Part 5.) will help correct many problems and limit Herxheimer die-off reactions. See Herxheimer Die-off Reactions: Inflammation Run Amok for more information and additional herbal medicine options.
On the one hand cytokines are good because they turn on the immune system. They perform a number of functions that include:
making antibodies work more effectively,
increasing active white blood cells to fight infections,
recruiting white blood cells to the location of an infection,
turning on white blood cells to fight infections, and
decreasing viral and bacterial replication.
On the other hand in chronic Lyme disease the immune system makes too many cytokines which is bad. Too many cytokines:
suppress the immune system,
decrease hormone production from organs like the thyroid and the adrenal glands,
decrease brain function,
increase fatigue and tiredness,
waste muscles, cause depression, and
decrease the function of various organs throughout the body resulting in many other symptoms and medical problems.
At the beginning of treatment or when antibiotics are changed the cytokines are made in even greater amounts causing a person to feel much worse. This is called a Herxheimer die-off reaction.
Part 3. Adaptogen
In an interview I found with Dr. Vetvicka on his website, he was asked: “So if I had cancer, or if I wanted to avoid it, which beta glucan should I buy?”
Dr. Vetvicka has more than 20 years of research, 200 peer-reviewed publications, seven books, and five international patents. Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka is the world’s leading researchers on beta glucan and s member of the American Association of Immunologists. He is currently the head of the pathology department at the University of Louisville and researcher at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Dr. Vetvicka research and books are mostly focused on the topics of the immune system, cancer, and beta glucan.
In a nutshell, an Adaptogen is an herbal substance that helps adjust the body’s response on the cellular level to various stresses put upon it. This results in a regulating effect on many of the body’s systems, including the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system and mental functions.
Reported effects of Adaptogens are an increase in mental clarity and physical energy, enhanced immunity and resistance to disease, and reduced recovery time after exercise. Other reported effects are an improved metabolism and more restful sleep.
Because Adaptogens help the body adapt to difficult circumstances, they are beneficial in reducing anxiety and tension, helping a person feel more relaxed and focused in stressful situations. Adaptogens are not taken to correct a specific health problem; their purpose is to assist in improving overall health and well being.
Adaptogens (also known as are herbal tonics) are claimed to have the most broad-spectrum healing properties of any herbal medicines, and have the ability to increase the body’s non-specific resistance to illness arising from stress to the neuro-endocrine system.
Maca root (lepidium meyenii) is an adaptogen and a member of the cruciferous family, like broccoli and cabbage, but due to it’s unique properties it considered one of the world’s natural “super foods.” Maca is grown high in the mountains of South America, mainly in high altitude regions of Peru. https://draxe.com/top-5-maca-root-benefits-and-nutrition/
Adaptogens are unique and help the body adapt and deal with many stressors. Maca is grown in the mountains of South America and has been used in history for balancing hormones and improving libido.
1) Naturally balance hormones • Issues relating to hormones ⁃ PMS, menopause and PCOS • Helps lower cortisol (high stress hormone)
2) Infertility • Balances hormones & helps reproductive organs of men and women
3) Naturally improve testosterone in men • Other resources about increasing testosterone: http://draxe.com/7-steps-increase-tes…
4) Boost energy levels • Issues relating to decreased energy ⁃ Chronic fatigue or adrenal fatigue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwBq2FVL–8
An adaptogen is a substance that helps the body deal with the harmful medical and emotional stress of being ill. Adaptogens have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine with great observed benefit. Based on animal experiments ashwagandha improves energy, immune function, and ￼￼￼adrenal and thyroid function. It likely has additional beneficial effects that have not been researched.
(Start with the natural medicine or prescription medicine. Do not use both together in the first treatment, but you can do so later if the symptoms of low adrenals persist.)
Ashwagandha 400mg 1-2 pills in am and 1-2 pills between 1 to 2 pm. Taking late in the day may disturb sleep.
(We rarely use this because there is a very small risk of immune suppression using prescription hydrocortisone. However, the doses we recommend are the normal amounts the adrenal glands should make. On the other hand, ashwagandha is a supportive herb that does not suppress the immune system but helps the adrenals work better.)
Cortef 5 mg 1 to 2 pills in am and 1 to 2 pills between 1 to 2 pm. Taking late in the day may disturb sleep.
B. Low Thyroid
(Some recommend iodine but too much can make thyroid conditions worse. Rather than taking iodine use a good multivitamin recommended in Part 5 to provide the essential micronutrients the thyroid requires.)
Dessicated Thyroid 1⁄2 grain or Armour Thyroid 1⁄2 grain 1 pill in the morning 30 min before anything else and on an empty stomach with water only. Increase every 3 to 4 weeks by 1⁄2 grain if low thyroid symptoms persist.
A person could have normal range testing for each of the hormones but still have clinically low hormones. Because of the unreliability of testing, treatment for low hormones should occur if there are clinical symptoms of low hormones as long as treatment does not increase hormone levels above the upper end of normal. Hormones provide many functions in the body. Proper levels improve energy and help the immune system to work more effectively.
Low hormones occur often in chronic Lyme disease. Inflammatory cytokines made by white blood cells to fight Lyme decrease the effective functioning of an area of the brain called the hypothalamus and pituitary. This part of the brain produces chemicals that induce sleep and that regulate hormonal systems. Normally this part of the brain releases messengers such as thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH), and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) to stimulate the thyroid, adrenal glands, and sex hormone organs respectively. Because of the dysfunction caused by the cytokines, these regulatory messengers are released based on an incorrect interpretation by the brain of the hormone environment. Thus measurements of these messengers is an unreliable way to determine the hormone status. Another way to check hormone status is to measure the actual hormone levels like T4/T3 (thyroid), or cortisol/dhea (adrenals), or estrogen/progesterone/testosterone (sex hormones). These tests give a broad range of normal however.
Adrenal Insufficiency: fatigue, recurrent infections, poor recovery from infections, low blood sugar with shakiness and irritability relieved by eating, low blood pressure and dizziness on standing, afternoon crashing, and sugar cravings.
Low thyroid: fatigue, achiness, low body temperatures averaging below 98.0 F, cold intolerance, weight gain, constipation, and changes in menstrual periods.
Understanding the causes of hormone imbalance will empower us to prevent them, and at the same time, feel better, think better, and better prevent breast cancer. Normal breast cells and some breast cancer cells contain receptors that attach to estrogen and progesterone. These 2 hormones often fuel the growth of breast cancer cells. … Cancer cells may have neither, one, or both of these receptors. Hormone balance with adequate bioidentical progesterone may save your life.
Part 5. Essential Micronutrients
Multivitamin. Use a vitamin that has numerous amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and various vitamin Bs including b12 and folate. We prefer vitamin powders from Thorne and Integrative Therapeutics. See the multi-vitamins our patients use at Marty Ross MD – Tara Brooke ND Supplements.
To heal and feel better requires a multivitamin with an essential set of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. A good multivitamin improves functioning of the immune system, muscles, brain and nerves, hormones, organs including the kidney and liver, detoxification, and decreases inflammation. It also protects the body from the toxic effect of prescriptive antibiotics.
We now know that this Calcium Paradox is not a paradox at all.
It is simply based upon ignorance of the way in which calcium is utilized in the body. Calcium’s actions are not at all paradoxical. It is a team player. Calcium cannot do the many essential jobs that it does to keep virtually every cell in our bodies, not just our bones, functioning healthfully, unless calcium has the help of two team players, two vitamins: vitamin D and vitamin K2. We absorb calcium actively with the help of vitamin D. When we don’t have enough vitamin D present, we absorb less than 15% of the calcium either from food or supplements. But vitamin D only helps us absorb calcium. That’s only half the story. Vitamin D does nothing to regulate where the calcium we absorb from our intestine goes once it gets inside the bloodstream. And for that we have to have vitamin K and specifically vitamin K2.
Vitamin K2‘s job is to activate the proteins that escort calcium into our bones and keep it out of soft tissues like our blood vessels and heart. The vitamin K2 activated protein that puts calcium into our bones is called osteocalcin.
And the vitamin K2 activated protein that keeps calcium out of our blood vessels is called matrix Gla protein.
So you need both vitamin D to help you absorb calcium and you also have to have enough vitamin K2 around to make sure that that calcium you’ve absorbed goes into your bones where you want it and is kept out of your arteries where you don’t want it. If you just take supplements that contain only calcium all by itself or even contain calcium and vitamin D, the end result, when you don’t have K2 around, is that you are going to lose bone, promoting the development of osteoporosis, and calcium is going to be deposited in your blood vessels, causing them to harden or calcify. And this will greatly increase your risk for a heart attack or stroke. But it’s not a paradox. https://www.algaecal.com/expert-insights/calcium-paradox-its-history-and-what-it-really-means/
Since ancient times, tea has been used as both beverage and medicine. Both black and green teas contain numerous active ingredients, including polyphenols and flavonoids, which are potent antioxidants.
One class of flavonoids called catechins has recently become the focus of widespread study for their anti-cancer potential. Tea is the best source of catechins in the human diet, and green tea contains about three times the quantity of catechins found in black tea.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), also known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate, is the ester of epigallocatechin and gallic acid, and is a type of catechin. EGCG, the most abundant catechin in tea, is a polyphenol under basic research for its potential to affect human health and disease.
In laboratory studies, green tea has been shown to slow or completely prevent cancer developent in colon, liver, breast and prostate cells. Other studies involving green tea have shown similar protective effects in tissues of the lung, skin and digestive tract.
Studies that track the diets of human subjects over several years (particularly studies conducted in Asia, where green tea consumption is common) have also associated regular usage of green tea with lower risk for bladder, colon, stomach, pancreatic and esophageal cancers.
High doses of vitamin C can help treat cancer, scientists find
High doses of vitamin C injected into the blood stream could help treat cancer, new research from scientists suggests.
Injecting patients with a dose 1,000 times higher than the recommended level could target tumour cells and make radiation and chemotherapy more effective.
Scientists gave eleven brain cancer sufferers regular dosages of vitamin C every week for nine months while receiving typical radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Tests showed the extra vitamin – usually found in oranges, green vegetables, broccoli and strawberries – made cancer cells more susceptible to treatment.
It also appeared to be safe, producing mild side effects such as frequent bathroom trips and a dry mouth.
The research, published in the journal Cancer Cell, showed that iron in the tumours reacted with the vitamin to form destructive “free radical” molecules which selectively caused only cancerous cells to die.
The safety study sets the stage for larger Phase II trials investigating whether high-dose vitamin C injections can extend the lifespan of cancer patients.
US researcher Dr Garry Buettner, from the University of Iowa, said: “This paper reveals a metabolic frailty in cancer cells that is based on their own production of oxidizing agents that allows us to utilise existing redox active compounds, like vitamin C, to sensitise cancer cells to radiation and chemotherapy.”
Diet changes are quickly reflected in the colon when your butyrate production is high your cancer risk is low…
The idea that diet can influence colon cancer risk isn’t new. What’s surprising in this study is how quickly a change in diet altered conditions in the colon.
Colon cancer is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer around the world. It claims more than 600,000 lives each year. It is more common in some areas and less common in others. These differences reflect the influence of race, ethnicity, diet, physical activity, and other factors on the development of colon cancer.
In rural Africa, 5 out of 100,000 blacks develop colon. In the United States, 65 out of every 100,000 blacks develop the disease. That 13-fold increase isn’t likely to be explained by genetic differences.
You don’t need to follow a traditional African diet to help prevent colon cancer. Here are some dietary changes that can help:
Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
Choose whole grains, and foods made from them, instead of highly refined grains.
Eat more beans and less red and processed meat.
Get enough vitamin D through sunlight, diet, pills or all of these.
PositiveTip: Unrefined carbohydrates in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables provide the major nutrients your body needs, aid in weight loss, and promote colon health.
Most diet advice comes wrapped up in the same disappointing package: Make small changes, stay consistent, and wait a loonnggggg time to see results. But a recent study in Nature Communications shows that changing your diet can have an effect on health way sooner than you’d think: We’re talking just two weeks.
That’s what researchers from University of Pittsburgh and Imperial College London found when they swapped the high-fat diet of 20 African Americans for the high-fiber diets of 20 rural South Africans. It took just 14 measly days for the high-fiber African diet to dramatically reduce markers for colon cancer risk in the Americans. And for the rural South Africans, two weeks on a high-fat American diet had an equal but opposite effect, greatly increasing chances for colon cancer.
Why? Researchers credit these big benefits to dietary fiber, specifically a type of fiber called resistant starch, or RS. It’s found in high concentration in a corn porridge known as phutu—a staple of the rural South African diet—as well as in foods like oats, lentils, and unripe bananas. RS is not digested by the body, so it has no caloric value, and research has already linked it to lower colon cancer risks.
How can one starch have such a big effect? Researchers found that the high-RS African diet decreased cell multiplication in the colon, which makes the lining of the colon less vulnerable to environmental carcinogens. Plus, the African diet more than doubled the participants’ levels of butyrate, a natural byproduct produced by fiber breakdown that helps prevent cancerous masses from forming in the colon.
How can one starch have such a big effect? Researchers found that the high-RS African diet decreased cell multiplication in the colon, which makes the lining of the colon less vulnerable to environmental carcinogens. Plus, the African diet more than doubled the participants’ levels of butyrate, a natural byproduct produced by fiber breakdown that helps prevent cancerous masses from forming in the colon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzQHbWyPNNYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApYjDhWo8mM
Stephen O’Keefe, a professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, had noticed during his medical practice in South Africa that his patients’ colon health was chronically excellent: They rarely had polyps upon colonoscopy, and they rarely had colon cancer at all. In contrast, in the U.S., colon cancer is the second leading killer of all cancers, and African-Americans have the greatest risk of all groups in the U.S. Previous studies have shown that it takes just one generation for people who immigrate from non-Western countries to assume the cancer risk of America. Though the culprit is strongly believed to be the change in diet, it could theoretically be other things, like cigarettes, chemicals, infections, and antibiotics. Therefore, O’Keefe and his team wanted to see what would happen if South Africans and African-Americans switched diets for just two weeks.
So they had 20 people in each country, aged 50-65, assume the diet of the other. The Americans ate the typical low-fat, high fiber diet of South Africa: Foods included hi-maize corn fritters, salmon croquettes, and spinach, red pepper and onions for breakfast; hi-maize corn dogs or veggie dogs, homemade tater tots, and mango slices for lunch; and okra, tomatoes, and hi-maize meal; corn muffins, black-eyed peas, pineapple and black tea for dinner. Meanwhile, people in South Africa ate an “American” high-fat, low-fiber diet: Foods included beef sausage links and pancakes for breakfast; hamburger and French fries for lunch; and meatloaf and rice for dinner.
Butyrate provides energy to the cells lining the colon, inhibits inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, and may prevent colonic bacteria from entering the bloodstream. In fact, butyrate’s anti-inflammatory effect is so strong that a dose of four grams per day for eight weeks induced complete remission in a group of Crohn’s disease patients. https://chriskresser.com/still-think-low-fat-dairy-is-the-healthy-choice-think-again/
A compound found naturally in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may reduce some of the harmful effects of Type II diabetes in overweight adults, according to new research by Jed Fahey, a nutritional biochemist and an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a team of researchers in Europe and the United States.
An article on the findings appeared in the journal Science Translational Medicine in June.
Fahey, who is director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at the medical school, served as an author of the study along with colleagues based in Sweden, Switzerland and elsewhere in the United States.
Fahey’s predecessor as director of the research center, the renowned pharmacology professor and experimental generalist Paul Talalay, isolated the compound sulforaphane as a phytochemical (a chemical produced by plants) in the early 1990s.
Two years later, Talalay made international headlines — and sparked broccoli sales around the world — by demonstrating the compound’s effectiveness in boosting the body’s ability to resist cancer.
He and Fahey also showed that broccoli sprouts — three- to four-day-old broccoli plants — have 50 to 100 times the cancer-fighting power as the mature stalks typically sold in grocery stores.
Popular Science called the findings among the top 100 scientific discoveries of the 20th century, and researchers at Hopkins and elsewhere have since tested the chemical’s effectiveness in helping the body fend off pathologies from autism and osteoarthritis to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Research has shown that sulforaphane, by its very molecular makeup, has an unusual effect: it accelerates the body’s production of a common but important protein known as Nrf2.
The job of Nrf2, in essence, is to regulate the creation of antioxidants that repair stressed, damaged or decaying cells.
A shot of sulforaphane kicks the creation of those antioxidants into overdrive, bolstering at the cellular level the body’s capacity to resist a wide range of malfunctions.
“This molecule [Nrf2] is responsible for shouting out to cells, ‘You’re in trouble; you’re being attacked by sunlight, by ultraviolet light, by toxins. You’ve got to up your game, you’ve got to enhance your protective strategy,'” Fahey said. “Nrf2 is a crucial regulator, and sulforaphane is one of the most potent inducers of that regulator.”
Though the study was comparatively small and short-term, the results are tentatively promising for the treatment of diabetes.
“This shows that sulforaphane is useful not only for cancer prevention, however, but it demonstrates anti-diabetes and many other activities,” said Fahey, who spent 15 years in the biotechnology industry before joining the Hopkins faculty at Talalay’s invitation in 1993.
Iron: The Double-Edged Sword
Elemental iron is essential for cellular growth and homeostasis but it is potentially toxic to cells and tissues. … Epidemiological evidence links increased body iron stores to increased cancer risk. High intake of dietary iron is associated with an increased risk for some cancers, particularly colorectal cancer.
Iron encourages the formation of cancer-causing free radicals. Of course, the body needs a certain amount of iron for healthy blood cells. But beyond this rather small amount, iron becomes a dangerous substance, acting as a catalyst for the formation of free radicals. Because of this, research studies have shown that higher amounts of iron in the blood mean higher cancer risk.
Once excess iron is absorbed by the digestive tract, the body stores it.
Most of us accumulate much more iron than we need. In spite of the advertising from iron supplement manufacturers, “iron overload” is much more common in America than iron deficiency. Studies have shown that major contributors to iron excess are taking vitamin and mineral supplements that contain iron, excess consumption of red meat, and, to some extent, eating manufactured foods that have had iron added artificially. The iron present in these sources is highly absorbable.
The iron in red meat, in particular, is a highly absorbable form (heme iron); however, iron from vegetarian food sources (nonheme iron) may prove to be a better choice because, while it isn’t absorbed as well as heme iron, it is sufficient to promote adequate iron levels without encouraging iron stores above the recommended range. A diet of grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans provides adequate iron, without the risk of overload.
In a recent six-year study of 1,277 Veterans Administration Hospital patients with vascular disease, but no history of cancer, half the patients were randomly assigned to standard of care and half to the same care plus measured blood drawing to reduce iron levels to those present normally in premenopausal women and children. Analysis showed a 37 percent reduction in overall cancer incidence with iron reduction and reduced cancer-specific and all-cause mortality among patients who developed cancer in the iron-reduction arm compared with those in the control arm.2
Unfortunately, the body has no way to rid itself of excess iron. However, iron accumulation to levels that produce cancer can be prevented by avoiding excess iron in the diet (as indicated above) and by giving blood. This altruistic act of giving blood can have health benefits for the donor as well. Menstruating women lose iron-rich blood monthly and have ferritin levels that average about 25 mcg/l. Delayed iron accumulation because of menstruation is believed to explain why women generally live longer than men. It also explains why cancer risk is lower in premenopausal women compared to men of similar age and why cancer risk soars in women following menopause when iron levels rise dramatically. Men and women who live to very old age characteristically have body iron levels closer to those in menstruating women, presumably because of lifelong, relatively low dietary iron intake.
Part 6. TreatYourInfections.
Ultimately to get rid of fatigue, you have to get rid of your infections.
At the beginning of treatment this means treating Lyme (borrelia), babesia, bartonella, and intestinal yeast.
by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on , Last Updated on
I try my best to educate people that the human body has a natural ability to detoxify itself. In fact, the body has several systems in place for removing waste. The excretory system plays the largest role in detoxification. The most obvious job of this system is defecation and urination. The main organs that compose the excretory system are the skin, liver, lungs, large intestine, and kidneys.
You may be surprised to learn that your skin is part of your excretory system, but it’s true—the skin aids in elimination through the sweat glands. The purpose of sweat is to regulate body temperature, but it’s a multifunctional system. When sweat passes through your sweat glands, it takes toxins with it.
The roles of the other organs are just as important. It’s the liver’s job to filter and excrete waste, hormones, drugs, and other foreign substances. The lungs help remove carbon dioxide (the waste gas resulting from breathing). The large intestine has several important jobs. It absorbs water and remaining nutrients from food. It also converts waste into stool to be expelled from the body through defecation. The kidneys filter the blood and help remove waste from the body through urination.
Obtaining the necessary nutrients and minerals from the typical modern diet is nearly impossible. Over the past generation, the quality of our food and its production methods has dramatically reduced the once ideal and complete balance of nutrition we need to thrive. One of the important, yet small components to that healthy balance is the spectrum of trace minerals our cells need to function and flourish.
Perhaps you recall an elementary science lesson where your teacher explained how the universe contained all the matter it ever would—no more and no less matter exists today than at the beginning of time. In the natural order of our planet, resources are transferred in many ways. Like the typical water cycle transfers water from sky, to ground, and up to the sky again, the trace minerals that once enriched the soils around the planet have also moved. But trace minerals do not have the unique properties of water. Once they leave the soil, there is no natural mechanism for returning them back to their native location.
Over many years weather, natural disasters, and human farming techniques have brought the majority of deeply embedded trace nutrients to the soil’s surface. The result is that rain, floods and other transfer methods have washed away the nutrients. Since we know they did not disappear, it is simply a matter of knowing where to look to retrieve them once again. Select regions containing the run off of washed away surface soil are now collective storehouses of trace minerals that all creatures require for maximum health and longevity.
Health Basics: How do food preservatives cause cancer?
Sunday, July 13, 2014 by: S. D. Wells
(NaturalNews) The term food preservatives sounds quite positive, and if you don’t look any deeper than the surface, it’s a good thing. It means the food that’s packaged in boxes, bags, jars and cans has a longer shelf life, before mold, mildew, bacteria and fungi kick into high gear and start breaking down the food, changing it’s structure, color and, most of all, its nutritional value. But look deeper, into the science of “preservatives,” and you will find some quite ominous information, and you will forever see the term as something that can affect your life expectancy and lead to something that starts with the letter “c” from which one in every three people suffer.
The same “preservatives” that prolong the shelf life of food also shorten human life. How? Human cells need oxygen. Certain preservatives choke your mitochondria, depriving them of oxygen.
Chemical food attack
There are over 20 “cousins” of MSG, including hydrolyzed soy protein, autolyzed yeast extract, soy protein isolates and maltodextrin. They are all glutamate blockers. There are many drugs on the market that claim to treat LTD, long term depression, that block glutamate as well. The great contradiction lies in the fact that what is being treated is triggered by glutamate and aspartic acid found in aspartame. Do you think some evil pharmaceutical company came up with the idea to poison the public with a synthetic sweetener and then treat that poisoning with more chemicals? Well they did. That company was called “Searle,” and Donald Rumsfeld can tell you the story, or Google.
MSG and depression
MSG increases blood levels of free glutamic acid, which lowers dopamine levels, affecting depression on many levels. Until recently, U.S. troops were fed MSG in MREs — the meal rations of every single meal. It was required. Perhaps all those suicides should be investigated under this light.
Sodium benzoate causes DNA damage!
Sodium benzoate is a mold inhibitor found in soft drinks like Pepsi and Coke and most jarred goods like pickles and sauces. It deprives human cells of oxygen, breaking down the immune system and fueling cancerous cells to multiply and begin their “takeover.”
This can be found in products that are labeled “All Natural.” Though benzoic acid is found in low levels in fruits, the kind you find in the ingredients lists that’s used as a preservative is synthesized in a lab and is carcinogenic. This additive is derived from a reaction with sodium hydroxide and gets transported to the liver, but the liver struggles to handle it. This “preservative” can completely shut down your mitochondria, invoking DNA cellular damage in this lifetime, contrary to what science believed for nearly a century. Sodium benzoate combined with vitamin C or E can cause benzene to form. That’s a whole other research paper on cancer. Some scientists believe that sodium benzoate can be tied to Parkinson’s disease. (http://www.naturalnews.com)
You see, although sodium benzoate occurs naturally in cranberries, apples and cloves, that’s only about 40 mg/kg. Used as a preservative though, you’re getting around 2,000 mg/kg. The tests that the FDA supposedly ran on the safety of sodium benzoate date back to the 1960s and 1980s — so it must all still be true, right?
The silent evil – cancer food
Industrial food preparation and processing is the silent evil causing most human health detriment known in the USA right now. Preservative and additive are nasty, cruel words that translate into cancer for humans. Watch out for sucralose and sorbitol, both artificial sweeteners used to keep products soft longer and as emulsifiers. They cause IBS and cancer as side effects! Also watch out for BHT and BHA, as well as Big Food industry slogans like “For added freshness” and “As a preservative” — which mean your cells will be choking. Don’t choke your cells. Don’t eat cancer and it won’t eat you.
Go 100% organic and filter food toxins from your daily intake, startingrightnow!!!
Because the soil where our food is grown no longer contains these minerals, the extraction and formulation of trace mineral supplements has become crucial.
Benefits of Trace Minerals
Yet another school lesson involved memorizing the Periodic Table—the complete list of known elements—includes the trace and ionic minerals necessary for life to exist. Since our bodies use these elements daily, it is vital that we regularly replenish the supply in order for all our body systems and responses to function properly. The regular intake of trace minerals supports the body in proper physiological function and can ward off health problems. Trace minerals are required for numerous body functions and processes including enzyme function, thyroid regulation, glucose absorption, blood clotting, tissue formation, the transportation of oxygen in red blood cells, detoxification and much more. A deficiency in any single trace mineral can result in an imbalance of other minerals and halt the benefits, making the body vulnerable.
An example of imbalance is an overly acidic environment – the conditions where harmful organisms thrive and duplicate and can cause a variety of health issues from fatigue to chronic health conditions. However, the proper amount and balance of trace minerals encourages a healthy pH balance or alkaline environment, where only healthy cells and bodily functions can thrive.
The Essential Trace Elements1
There are over seventy known trace minerals, yet the scientific community has just begun learning about the importance of trace minerals—and how they interact with human systems. Researchers are learning more every day about which trace elements are needed to establish and keep a healthy balance, and what health issues could result from a mineral imbalance. We know that a huge percentage of Americans have some level of mineral deficiency and that this imbalance can manifest itself in symptoms as simple as food cravings or as debilitating as ongoing fatigue.
Here is a glimpse at the important roles played by just a few of the trace minerals we require to function and maintain a healthy and long life.
Boron — helps to reduce inflammation and degeneration, improves bone growth and maintenance, assists with central nervous system function, promotes healthy cell growth, contributes to hormone facilitation, and supports immune response and oxidative stress modulation.2
Chromium — enhances the cells’ ability to absorb glucose, stimulates fatty acids, and synthesizes cholesterol3
Cobalt — promotes the formulation of red blood cells and serves as part of B-12
Copper — supports red blood cell and connective tissue formation, stores and releases iron to form hemoglobin, and contributes to central nervous system functions
Iodine — assists with thyroid function, controls how quickly the body uses energy and makes proteins
Iron — transports oxygen in red blood cells
Manganese — key to enzyme systems; supports brain function
Molybdenum — part of enzyme systems; detoxification processes
Selenium — an antioxidant that combines with Vitamin E and protects cells from free radicals
Zinc — provides enzyme functions such as nucleic acid synthesis, helps immune function, and promotes insulin storage
The Importance of Ionic Minerals
Every second of every day your body relies on ionic minerals, minerals with a positive or negative electric charge which allows them to bond with water and be absorbed by the body. Ionic minerals conduct and generate billions of tiny electrical impulses that are a vital part of muscle function—including that of the heart. These minerals help your brain to function and the cells to use osmosis to balance your water pressure and absorb nutrients. To ensure you are getting the ionic minerals and electrolytes your body needs, only choose ionic mineral supplements or supplements that contain ionic minerals. Due to the previously discussed depletion of many of these nutrients in the soils used for farming, we can no longer rely on a healthy diet to ensure consumption of each of these trace minerals. This is where adding a quality supplement comes into play.
Want to Learn More? Check out this Video by Trace Minerals Research on Ionic Trace Minerals
Potassium is an essential mineral micronutrient and is the main intracellularion for all types of cells. It is important in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the bodies of humans and animals. Potassium is necessary for the function of all living cells, and is thus present in all plant and animal tissues. It is found in especially high concentrations within plant cells, and in a mixed diet, it is most highly concentrated in fruits. The high concentration of potassium in plants, associated with comparatively very low amounts of sodium there, historically resulted in potassium first being isolated from the ashes of plants (potash), which in turn gave the element its modern name. The high concentration of potassium in plants means that heavy crop production rapidly depletes soils of potassium, and agricultural fertilizers consume 93% of the potassium chemical production of the modern world economy.
The functions of potassium and sodium in living organisms are quite different. Animals, in particular, employ sodium and potassium differentially to generate electrical potentials in animal cells, especially in nervous tissue. Potassium depletion in animals, including humans, results in various neurological dysfunctions. Characteristic concentrations of potassium in model organisms are: 30-300mM in E. coli, 300mM in budding yeast, 100mM in mammalian cell and 4mM in blood plasma.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_in_biology
Normal ion channels perform vital cellular functions such as electrical and chemical signaling, regulation of cytoplasmic or vesicular ion concentration and pH, and cell volume regulation. They also maintain mitochondrial polarization, which is essential to the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the molecule that acts as the medium of energy exchange for all cells. Dysfunctional ion channels are known to be key elements in a panoply of diseases, including epilepsy, cardiac arrhythmia, cystic fibrosis, kidney stones, hypertension, and various retinal, hearing, and skeletal-muscle diseases.4
Further investigation by the team revealed that the substances involved in the ion channel damage contained various mixtures of two size classes of peptaibols—one 11-residue peptaibol and eight 20-residue peptaibols. Peptaibols are secondary metabolites formed by certain fungi that have been generally known for many years to alter ion channels in membranes.5
After culturing T. longibrachiatum for 5 days at 37˚C (top left), a fluorescence micrograph of cells (top right) shows oval spores separating from the branching hyphae; the spore nuclei are visible as bright blue spots, while the red fluorescence indicates diffusely spread nucleic acids. A field-emission scanning electron microscopic image (bottom) shows ultrastructural details of the fungal hyphae and two raisin-like spores. Courtesy of Maria A. Andersson, Mari Raulio, and Mirja Salkinoja-Salonen
The team discovered that the peptaibols acted synergistically, with greater damage caused by isolates in which the two classes were combined. In toxicity tests, the half-maximal effective concentration of combined peptaibol classes was 5–25 times lower than that of single classes. Channels remained open about twice as long after exposure to combined classes, compared with exposure to a single class.
Salkinoja-Salonen says her team coined the term “trilongins” (“trilong-” is from “Trichoderma longibrachiatum,” and “-in” is the suffix for any peptaibol toxin) for the specific sets of peptaibols they identified to distinguish the unique group effect from that of single peptaibols. She says she and colleagues are working on additional studies investigating other fungal species, health end points, and toxins.
Boar sperm cells are good for studying mitochondria and mitochondrial toxins because the tail of the sperm contains many mitochondria that produce ATP, which is thought to power the flagellum, says Harriet Ammann, a toxicologist in Olympia, Washington, and a member of the committee that produced the 2004 U.S. Institute of Medicine publication Damp Indoor Spaces and Health.6“Inhibition of motility is a sign of decreased or abolished mitochondrial function,” she explains.
Ammann points out that the documented mitochondrial effect could be critical since it indicates that a key function, energy production, could be significantly impaired. “Disabling of mitochondria could have widespread deleterious effects across systems, leading to greater susceptibility to infectious disease, an effect of this fungus already documented,” she says. In addition, she says, Trichoderma species produce other toxins with different mechanisms, which in all likelihood also work either additively or synergistically with peptaibols.
Identifying the ion channel damage pathway is important because there is little in the way of effective remedies for human trichodermal infections. “To my knowledge, treatment of [fungal-related] ion channel effects has not been developed,” Amman says. The only viable recourse for now, she adds, is to avoid exposure, saying that the new findings provide greater impetus to keep indoor environments dry and clean.
Metabolism: It’sthesetoflife-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept that it’s understandable to feel as if it’s beyond your control. Not true! There are a bunch of quick and easy diet and lifestyle changes you can make to boost your metabolism, make your body run more efficiently, and reach your weight-loss and fitness goals faster. Just follow this checklist. https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/55-best-ways-boost-metabolism-005651282.html
Yoga calms the mind. But when it comes to stress relief, not all yoga poses are created equal…
The gut’s brain or the “enteric nervous system” is located in the sheaths of tissue lining the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. Considered a single entity, it is a network of neurons, neurotransmitters and proteins that zap messages between neurons, support cells like those found in the brain proper and a complex circuitry that enables it to act independently, learn, remember and, as the saying goes, produce gut feelings.
The Gut Brain Connection
Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Do certain situations make you “feel nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion. Anger, anxiety, sadness, elation – all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms in the gut.
The brain has a direct effect on the stomach. For example, the very thought of eating can release the stomach’s juices before food gets there. You remember drooling over something that looked amazing like a birthday cake or a nice plate of food. This connection goes both ways. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression.
This is especially true in cases where a person experiences gastrointestinal upset with no obvious physical cause. For such functional GI disorders, it is difficult to try to heal a distressed gut without considering the role of stress and emotion.
That’s because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected.
Scientists call this little brain the enteric nervous system (ENS) as mentioned above. And it’s not so little. The ENS is two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining your gastrointestinal tract from esophagus to rectum.
Researchers are finding evidence that irritation in the gastrointestinal system may send signals to the central nervous system (CNS) that trigger mood changes.
These new findings may explain why a higher-than-normal percentage of people with IBS and functional bowel problems develop depression and anxiety. That’s important, because up to 30 to 40 percent of the population has functional bowel problems at some point.
Research suggests that digestive-system activity may affect cognition (thinking skills and memory), too.
Another area of interest: Discovering how signals from the digestive system affect metabolism, raising or reducing risk for health conditions like type 2 diabetes. This involves interactions between nerve signals, gut hormones and microbiota-the bacteria that live in the digestive system which is a fascinating subject in itself.
Stress and the functional GI disorders
Given how closely the gut and brain interact, it becomes easier to understand why you might feel nauseated before giving a presentation, or feel intestinal pain during times of stress. That doesn’t mean, however, that functional gastrointestinal illnesses are imagined or “all in your head.” Psychology combines with physical factors to cause pain and other bowel symptoms. Psychosocial factors influence the actual physiology of the gut, as well as symptoms. In other words, stress (or depression or other psychological factors) can affect movement and contractions of the GI tract, make inflammation worse, or perhaps make you more susceptible to infection.
In addition, research suggests that some people with functional GI disorders perceive pain more acutely than other people do because their brains do not properly regulate pain signals from the GI tract. Stress can make the existing pain seem even worse. If you carry stress in your gut it’s important to keep stress managed.
With this in mind, you might expect that at least some people with functional GI conditions might improve with therapy to reduce stress or treat anxiety or depression. And sure enough, a review of 13 studies showed that patients who tried psychologically based approaches had greater improvement in their digestive symptoms compared with patients who received only conventional medical treatment.
This is interesting because in Holistic Medicine we look at the “whole person” including emotions as they do play a key role in the healing process. If your mind is not at peace you know your body is not balanced.
Is stress causing your symptoms?
Are your stomach problems – such as heartburn, abdominal cramps, or loose stools – related to stress? Watch for these other common symptoms of stress and discuss them with your practitioner. Together you can come up with strategies to help you deal with the stressors in your life, and also ease your digestive discomforts.
Stiff or tense muscles, especially in the neck and shoulders
Shakiness or tremors
Recent loss of interest in sex
Weight loss or gain
Difficulty completing work assignments
Changes in the amount of alcohol or food you consume
Taking up smoking, or smoking more than usual
Increased desire to be with or withdraw from others
Rumination (frequent talking or brooding about stressful situations)
Overwhelming sense of tension or pressure
Trouble remembering things
Loss of sense of humor
Source: health.harvard.edu, Johns Hopkins Research
Tips for Reducing Stress
We may not be able to control stress, but we can manage it. Here are some stress-management tips that may help you feel better – and less stressed – every day:
Accept that there are events that you cannot control.
Keep a positive attitude; rather than defaulting to negatives (”Nothing goes right for me,” or ”Bad things always happen to me”), give yourself positive messages (”I’m doing my best,” or ”I’ll ask for help”). Keep the glass half full, not half empty. We really do draw in what we say so keep it positive towards others and ourselves.
Halt stress in its tracks; if you feel overwhelmed, take a walk or drive in the slow lane to avoid getting angry at other drivers. Deep Breath!
Manage your time. Give yourself time to get things done; set your watch so you have more time to prepare for an event.
Do things that are pleasurable, like reading or gardening. Hobbies are proven to relieve stress.
Take 15-20 minutes every day to sit quietly and reflect. Learn and practice relaxation techniques like prayer or deep breathing.
Exercise regularly by bicycling, walking, hiking, jogging, or working out at the gym. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit.
Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs. And don’t smoke.
Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
Get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.
Seek out social support. We all want to feel loved so the more we surround ourselves with positive people the happier we can be. Remember to avoid the “energy vampires”.
10 Steps to a Healthy Immune System
1. Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. Giving your body the nutrition it needs to fight infection is one of the best things you can do. Eat organic!
2. Protect yourself from mold. Household mold is a hidden invader that can weaken the immune system and cause respiratory illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and other diseases. If you suspect mold, have a professional evaluate your home. And wash or replace pillows and mattresses to remove any hidden mold that you may be inhaling during sleep.
3. Get plenty of restful sleep. Your immune system is busy re-building and repairing itself while you sleep. Your hormones play a key role here as well.
4. Exercise & Detox. Physical activity is not only good for stress as it releases the stress hormone cortisol, it also detoxes the body through urine and sweat.
5. Build up healthy intestinal bacteria. Increase your good bacteria by drinking kefir with live, active cultures and take a good probiotic. Also eat prebiotic foods: root vegetables and beans (fiber), cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, Bok choy, Brussel sprouts, etc., ), garlic, onion (anti-fungal).
6. Add quality herbs and antioxidants to your diet. Many herbs-including garlic, cinnamon, ginger root, mint leaves, oregano, thyme, turmeric all have the potential to kill off foreign invaders and boost the immune system. Berries and greens are fantastic anti-oxidants. Local bee products (pollen, Propolis and honey) are great to help build the immune system.
7. Reduce Stress – Stress hormones reduce effectiveness of the immune system. Body work is excellent in reducing stress. Massage, acupuncture, etc., Prayer is very effective.
8. Stay Hydrated – Decrease caffeine intake and drink more water. Drink half your body weight in ounces per day especially with the summer heat and exercise.
9. Eat less sugar – Elevated blood sugar levels reduce the effectiveness of the immune system. Try to stay within 25-40 grams of sugar per day.
10. Maintain a healthy weight and waist circumference.
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Amazingly, Dr. Hamer was able to show that at the same time as the concentric brain lesion appears also the target organ CT may show such a concentric lesion. According to Dr. Hamer this happens instantly when the psychic shock hits the subconscious level and this same second is the start of cancer. However, also other diseases can be caused by the same mechanism. How severe a disease becomes may depend on other psychological, energetic and nutritional factors but its nature and location are determined by the content of the conflict shock
Hamer believes that the correlation between key emotional shock events, the target brain areas and the related organs has developed as an adaptation of our human evolution from similar programs in the animal world. When we unexpectedly experience emotional distress, an emergency repair program is set in motion, a biological conflict program with the aim of returning the individual to normal.
Hamer gives the following example. A mother sees her child in a bad accident. In evolutionary terms small children recover faster when they receive extra milk. Therefore, the biological conflict program tries to stimulate milk production by increasing the number of breast cells. If the mother is right-handed, that will instantly cause the appearance of a Hamer Herd in a specific part of her right brain, which in turn relates to the left breast. When the child is well again, conflict resolution begins and extra milk is no longer needed. The mother gets a benign form of tuberculosis in that breast which breaks up the excess breast cells. However, if the mycobacteria required for this are lacking, then the area may just calcify and remain as a dormant tumor.
Hamer illustrates this with another example, a woman who finds her husband in bed with another female. As a sexual frustration conflict it causes uterus cancer. If she instead experiences it as a partner conflict, then in a right-handed woman it leads to cancer of the right breast. If the conflict feeling is fear and revulsion then it causes hypoglycemia and with lack of self-worth cancer may develop in the pubic bone.
If the lack of self-worth had been due to a failure in sportsmanship rather than being sexually related, then the problem would have arisen in an arm or leg instead or possibly in the fingers or shoulder.
Other typical situations that may lead to biological conflicts are loss situations, loss of a loved one, of a job, a valued possession or a territory.
Dr Hamer believes that most metastases or secondary tumors are caused by the cancer-fear or death-fear resulting from the patient given the cancer diagnosis or a negative prognosis. However, also in this case the resulting conflict shock may not be fear of death but rather anger, resentment or a separation conflict from partner or children and then tumors would appear in different places. Also a diagnosis of colon cancer commonly leads to liver cancer because of a subconscious fear of starvation.
Generally hopelessness, despair and meaninglessness create chronic stress, which prevent the healing from cancer and other diseases but they are not the cause. According to Hamer the real cause of cancer and other diseases is an unexpected traumatic shock for which we are emotionally unprepared. The following list shows some of the relationships between conflict emotions and target organs.
Adrenal cortex – Wrong direction, gone astray
Bladder – Ugly conflict, dirty tricks
Bone – Lack of self-worth, inferiority feeling
Breast milk gland – Involving care or disharmony
Breast milk duct – Separation conflict
Breast, left (right-handed) – Conflict concerning child, home, mother
Breast, right (right-handed) – Conflict with partner or others
Bronchials – Territorial conflict
Cervix – Severe frustration
Colon – Ugly indigestible conflict
Esophagus – Cannot have it or swallow it
Gall Bladder – Rivalry conflict
Heart – Perpetual conflict
Intestines – Indigestible chunk of anger
Kidneys – Not wanting to live, water or fluid conflict
Larynx – Conflict of fear and fright
Liver – Fear of starvation
Lung – Fear of dying or suffocation, including fear for someone else
Lymph glands – Loss of self-worth associated with the location
Melanoma – feeling dirty, soiled, defiled
Middle ear – Not being able to get some vital information
Mouth – Cannot chew or hold it
Pancreas – Anxiety-anger conflict with family members, inheritance
Prostate – Ugly conflict with sexual connections or connotations
Rectum – Fear of being useless
Skin – Loss of integrity
Spleen – Shock of being physically or emotionally wounded
Stomach – Indigestible anger, swallowed too much
Testes and Ovaries – Loss conflict
Thyroid – Feeling powerless
Uterus – Sexual conflict
All medical theories, whether conventional or “alternative”, past or current, are based on the concept that diseases are “malfunctions”of the organism. Dr. Hamer’s discoveries show, however, that nothing in Nature is “diseased”but always biologically meaningful. According to the Five Biological Laws, diseases are not malignancies, as claimed by conventional medicine, but are instead age-old “Biological Special Programs of Nature”created for our survival. The Five Biological Laws are in perfect harmony with spiritual laws. Because of this truth, the Spanish call the New Medicine “La Medicina Sagrada”, the Sacred Medicine.
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Caroline Markolin’s Introduction to the Five Biological Laws
Dr Hamer started his cancer research when he developed testicle cancer after his son was shot dead. He wondered if his son�s death was the cause of his cancer. Subsequently he investigated and documented over 15,000 cases of cancer and always found the following characteristics to be present, which he termed the Iron Rules of Cancer.
The Iron Rules of Cancer
Every cancer and related disease starts as a DHS that is a Dirk Hamer Syndrome, which is a serious, acute-dramatic and isolating conflict-shock-experience. It manifests simultaneously on three levels, psyche, brain and organ.
The theme of the psychic conflict determines the location of the focus or HAMER Herd in the brain, and the location of the cancer in the organ.
The course of the psychic conflict correlates with the development of the HAMER Herd in the brain, and the course of the cancer in the organ.
At the moment of the conflict-shock a short circuit occurs in a pre-determined place of the brain. This can be photographed with computed-tomography (CT) and looks like concentric rings on a shooting target or like the surface of water after a stone has been dropped into it. Later on, if the conflict becomes resolved, the CT image changes, an edema develop, and finally scar tissue.
IN This documentary a film by Producer, David Sereda, Quantum Communication, attempts to teach us how communication really works from the Quantum level and how this is connected to the Universal Laws of Attraction. How do we manifest our future Soul-Matches, Business Partners, Teachers, and how do we communicate with God. What is actually happening when we pray? How do we create an intelligent dialog with the creative force of the Universe to allow us to experience a Quantum leap in our own intelligence?
Natural Selection is one of the main concepts found within the theory of evolution. It was discovered by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace though Darwin championed the idea in his book “On the Origin of Species”.
Natural selection can be defined as the process by which random evolutionary changes are selected for by nature in a consistent, orderly, non-random way.
When coupled with descent with modification, Natural Selection can cause a population to evolve for fitness within a given environment over multiple generations.
Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku claimed that he found evidence that God exists back in 2016, and his reasoning has caused a stir in the scientific community.
When responding to a question about the meaning of life and God, Kaku said that most physicists do believe in a God because of how the universe is designed. Ours is a universe of order, beauty, elegance and simplicity.
He explained the universe didn’t have to be this way — it could have been ugly and chaotic. In short, the order we see in the universe is evidence of a Creator.
“I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence,” the physicist said, according to Science World Report. “Believe me, everything that we call chance today won’t make sense anymore. To me it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.”
Kaku, one of the creators and developers of the revolutionary String Theory, came to his conclusions with what he calls primitive semi-radius tachyons, which are theoretical particles that have the ability to “unstick” matter or the vacuum space between particles, leaving everything in the universe free from any influence from the surrounding universe.
The physicist explained that God is like a mathematician, which is similar to what Albert Einstein believed.
The way we manifest abundance in our lives is to awaken the genius within each one of us so that we can excel in our relationships, careers and super-learning to transform our lives and those around us. Discover how to master this in your life! This awakening of intelligence happens when we understand how Quantum Communication actually functions within each of us. Learn techniques to open this awareness within yourself to become a Fully-Actualized human being. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/quantum-communication/
The bottom line is God didn’t create the universe because there was not a beginning because there was no time. However, I find curious is the fact that the Bible (written centuries ago) declares there is not time in God. Time doesn’t affect God; God is timeless, God is Eternal. From Augustine through Aquinas, the major thinkers argued that God was not in time at all. They thought of God as eternal. Eternity is a term used to express the concept of something that has no end and/or no beginning. God has no beginning or end. He is outside the realm of time. Eternity is not something that can be absolutely related to God. God is even beyond eternity. Think about it, the Bible declares God describe himself as the Alpha and the Omega (the Beginning and the End). Maybe the black holes are critical keys to understanding the attributes of God.
Is everything an illusory simulation? Was the world created by a non-physical force we can communicate with and possibly influence with our minds, thereby participating in the creation of our own reality? These are the grandiose existential questions central to this documentary, which introduces viewers to the concept of the Simulation Hypothesis.
Teasing that there are cutting edge physics experiments that imply Simulation Hypothesis could be true, the film begins by reviewing two primary philosophies regarding the nature of life: materialism and idealism. First introduced by Democritus, materialism credits the atom as the basis for all reality, making consciousness the result of a material process. Plato, on the other hand, believed it is the mind itself that gives way to matter; therefore reality is borne from ideas.
The Simulation Hypothesis, which the filmmakers parallel very heavily against the hit sci-fi movie The Matrix, argues that matter and ideas are the result of a complex digital simulation, something akin to a video game. Theoretical physicists make their case for a programmable universe, positing that there is evidence of computer code to be found in nature and we are, put simply, expressions of a code.
Are we ourselves composed of binary strings of 0s and 1s? Could it be that subatomic particles are nature’s answer to the bits and pixels that digital worlds are composed of? Though dense in scientific jargon, there is an underlying creationist belief to Simulation Hypothesis – if, in fact, the world is a program, someone must have written it. But who, or what? The film suggests that humans have an innate mental connection back to this universal programmer through the subconscious.
The Simulation Hypothesis is a thought provoking exploration of the nature of our existence, playing into the universal curiosity of how and why we came to be. Relying heavily on footage from famous movies, animated models, and the occasional interview to illustrate the concepts being presented, this episode takes viewers to the intersection of theology and science in a way that is equal parts educational and fantastical.
This Universal Law states that everything in the Universe moves and vibrates – everything is vibrating at one speed or another. Nothing rests. Everything you see around you is vibrating at one frequency or another and so are you. However your frequency is different from other things in the universe – hence it seems like you are separated from what you see around you – people, animals, plants, trees and so on. BUT you are not separated – you are in fact living in an ocean of energy – we all are. We are all connected at the lowest level – a level professor John Hagelin calls the unified field. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqM3TE5TDw8
Love between two people is a vibration and when that relationship is broken that vibration stops. Much like when you go through depression over the lost of a LOVE one.
StringTheoryisa theoryofeverything, so it’s a theory of quarks; it explains their different varieties and behavior and the causes and effects of that behavior.
Early in its history, String Theory was intended to be a model of nuclear interactions, just like Quantum chromodynamics, the theory of quarks and gluons.
Later it was realised that String Theory predicts particles that might be interpretable gravitons and therefore provide a universal theory that includes nuclear interactions, gravity and every other kind of force.
So it is believe that this formulation is a strong contender of being a unified theory of everything. The paradigm upon which the string theory is based is that instead of point like particles, the fundamental entities of nature are one dimensional strings – very very tiny strings – which vibrate and different vibrations are manifested as different fundamental particles.
The essential idea behind string theory is this: all of the different ‘fundamental ‘ particles of the Standard Model are really just different manifestations of one basic object: a string. How can that be? Well, we would ordinarily picture an electron, for instance, as a point with no internal structure. A point cannot do anything but move.
But, if string theory is correct, then under an extremely powerful ‘microscope’ we would realize that the electron is not really a point, but a tiny loop of string. A string can also do something aside from moving— it can oscillate in different ways. If it oscillates a certain way, then from a distance, unable to tell it is really a string, we see an electron. But if it oscillates some other way, well, then we call it a photon, or a quark, or a … you get the idea. So, if string theory is correct, the entire world is made of strings!
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about string theory is that such a simple idea works— it is possible to derive (an extension of) the Standard Model (which has been verified experimentally with incredible precision) from a theory of strings. But it should also be said that, to date, there is no direct experimental evidence that string theory itself is the correct description of Nature.
But this is mostly due to the fact that string theory is still under development.
We know bits and pieces of it, but we do not yet see the whole picture, and we are unable to make definite predictions. In recent years many exciting developments have taken place, radically improving our understanding of what the theory is.
The Official String Theory Website: An excellent introductory site for the nonspecialist, including RealAudio interviews with leading string theorists, and a tour of the Big Bang.
The Elegant Universe: The companion site for the 3 hour PBS series based on Brian Greene’s book. You can even watch the series online. (Unfortunately, it is nowhere near as good as the book! It is visually stunning, but the physics content is extremely low and the approach is excessively propagandistic. You can read a critical NY Times review of the series here.)
Particle Adventure: A very nice tour through the main ideas of the Standard Model of particle physics.(Also available in Spanish and other languages).
Duality, Spacetime and Quantum Mechanics: A public lecture by Prof. Edward Witten (IAS Princeton), arguably the world’s most influential theoretical physicist, and a leading contributor to string theory
String Reviews: List of downloadable review articles on various topics in string theory. Most of them are highly technical, but some of the articles in the “Colloquia/Semipopular” category are intended for a wider audience.